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.