Rep. David Hawk pleads not guilty to domestic assault

Rep. David Hawk pleads not guilty to domestic assault in Greene County

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State Rep. David Hawk in court State Rep. David Hawk in court

GREENEVILLE (WATE) - State Rep. David Hawk (R-Greeneville) pleaded not guilty Monday morning to a charge of domestic assault.

Hawk, who represents District 5 including Unicoi County and part of Greene County, was arrested in Greene County Sunday morning and booked at the detention facility.

Rep. Hawk is restrained from contacting or communicating with his wife, Crystal. 

The couple has two daughters. Judge Bailey said Hawk has to have supervised visits with his parents there to see his children.

Below is an excerpt from the incident report:

"Mrs. Hawk had obvious signs on her face and arms of an assault against her. Upon talking with Mrs. Hawk, she stated that earlier in the morning at around 1:00 a.m. her husband, later identified as David B. Hawk, and her had been drinking. She stated he began looking through her cell phone and became mad. Throughout the course of the morning, she stated they had been arguing. At around 8:00 a.m. she states he struck her in the face with his hand, knocking her to the ground. She also states she was holding their 11-month-old child when he struck her in the face."

Hawk was given a $500 bond. 

Judge Bailey said another judge will be assigned to the case since he knows Rep. Hawk and his wife. The next court date is scheduled for May 21.

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