Rep. Hawk domestic assault case goes to grand jury

Rep. Hawk domestic assault case goes to grand jury

Rep. David Hawk Rep. David Hawk

GREENEVILLE (AP) - The domestic assault case of state Rep. David Hawk has been bound over to a grand jury.

The Greeneville Republican was charged in March. At a preliminary hearing on Tuesday, a judge heard testimony from two sheriff's deputies and Hawk's wife, Crystal.

According to The Greeneville Sun, she testified that her husband threw her out of bed the morning of March 18, then struck her in the face, giving her a black eye.

Hawk has denied striking his wife. He said she pulled a gun on him and threatened to shoot.

Crystal Hawk testified Tuesday that there were no guns in the house.

Hawk, who is seeking re-election in November, didn't testify at the hearing. But he told reporters after the proceeding that he's "completely innocent."

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