WA: Spokane County detective investigated for poaching
July 5, 2014
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Spokane County sheriff's detective is
under investigation for poaching and lying to investigators about
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
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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