SPOKANE, Wash. -

A Spokane County sheriff's detective is under investigation for poaching and lying to investigators about it.

The Spokesman-Review says David Herrin was placed on administrative leave last week while an internal investigation is conducted.

Court records show Herrin told 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.

Herrin said in court records that he made a "dumb mistake" by putting his daughter's tag on the animal.

Herrin is facing possible charges of unlawful hunting of big game and making a false or misleading statement to a public servant.

A listed number for Herrin could not be found.