July 5, 2014

From SFGate.com

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Spokane County sheriff’s detective is under investigation for poaching and lying to investigators about it.

Court records show David Herrin repeatedly told fish and wildlife officers that his 12-year-old daughter shot a deer in Stevens County in 2013. But Herrin later said a friend had actually shot the deer and offered to let him take the animal for his daughter.

Herrin’s ex-wife said Herrin had been using deer tags belonging to their children and that she was worried the children would get in trouble.

Herrin’s daughter initially corroborated her father’s story, but she later said she did not go hunting in 2013. She told investigators that her father gave her the details of the hunt so she could pretend that she had shot the buck, according to court records.

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