Jury selection begins for endangerment trial of Rep. David Hawk

Jury selection begins for endangerment trial of Rep. David Hawk

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State Rep. David Hawk takes notes as juror interviews get underway. (Photo modified to obscure identity of potential juror.) State Rep. David Hawk takes notes as juror interviews get underway. (Photo modified to obscure identity of potential juror.)

By JOSH AULT
6 News Reporter

GREENEVILLE (WATE) - Attorneys began questioning potential jurors Monday as the trial of state Rep. David Hawk got underway.

Hawk was indicted late last year on a count of felony reckless endangerment following an incident in March involving his estranged wife.

Hawk is accused of recklessly causing bodily injury to his spouse, Crystal Goan Hawk.

A police report noted that she had "obvious signs on her face and arms of an assault against her."

Mrs. Hawk told police her husband struck her in the face during a quarrel as she was holding their 11-month-old child.

Hawk maintains he is innocent of the charges.

The Greene County grand jury declined to formally charge the Republican lawmaker with domestic assault when it handed down the indictment in November.

Hawk represents District 5 in the state legislature, a district that includes Unicoi County and part of Greene County.

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