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      Starr County deputy arrested for poaching deer

      Javier Peña Mugshot

      A Starr County Sheriff TMs Office deputy investigator found himself on the other side of the law after being accused of poaching.

      Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) game wardens arrested Javier Pea early Sunday morning.

      Investigators said the 10-year veteran of the sheriff's department was in his unmarked county unit with a few friends when they started illegally shooting deer.

      Officials said a game warden caught the group and arrested them.

      Bond information was not immediately available.

      Starr County Sheriff Rene Fuentes said Pea has been suspended pending an internal investigation.

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