A deputy with the Washington County Sheriff's Department is on administrative leave in connection with allegations of inappropriate conduct while on duty.
Sheriff Larry Mincks says Lieutenant Mark Hiatt is on paid leave during the investigation.
Sheriff Mincks says the allegations were made by a woman, and any alleged criminal and/or civil activity is being investigated.
The sheriff's department is requesting assistance from a special investigator with the Buckeye State Sheriff's Association.
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