Jurors convict State Rep. David Hawk of reckless endangerment

Jurors convict State Rep. David Hawk of reckless endangerment

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

GREENEVILLE (AP) - An East Tennessee jury has convicted a state lawmaker of reckless endangerment stemming from an altercation with his ex-wife.

Republican Rep. David Hawk was found guilty of the misdemeanor charge on Thursday in Greene County Criminal Court after the jury spent about 10 hours deliberating over the course of two days.

The jury deadlocked on another misdemeanor assault charge.

The case was the result of an altercation between Hawk and his former wife, Crystal Goan, last year.

Judge Paul Summers earlier dismissed a felony charge of aggravated assault against Hawk, saying that prosecutors hadn't proven that Goan suffered serious bodily injuries.

Hawk has maintained his innocence and said he would seek an appeal.

Sentencing was set for Oct. 31.

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