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Ohio officer investigated after deer rescue

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Authorities are investigating an Ohio police sergeant after he took home a fawn he and two other men delivered and revived after its pregnant mother was hit by a car.

Sgt. Mark Fry and his wife nursed the newborn white-tailed deer named Norman with goat's milk after he brought it home in May.

He later sent it to a farm. He says he brought the deer back home Wednesday after authorities visited and planned to turn it over, but that it escaped from his screened-in porch early Thursday morning.

Fry remains under investigation for misdemeanor possession and rehabilitation of a white-tailed deer.

 State wildlife officer supervisor Kevin Newsome of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources says concerns include the spread of disease.

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