Rep. David Hawk Booked on Domestic Violence Charge

State Rep. David Hawk, R-5th, of Greeneville, was charged with domestic assault Sunday morning following an altercation with his wife at the couple’s home here, sheriff’s Deputy Brandon Ricker said in a report Sunday afternoon.
More from the Greeneville Sun’s report:
According to the report, Hawk’s wife told deputies that her husband struck her in the face with his hand, knocking her to the ground.
Rep. Hawk, 43, a five-term member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, is being held in the Greene County Detention Center pending a first scheduled appearance Monday morning in Greene County General Sessions Court.
Because of the nature of the charge, no bond was set, the report said. It is common for no bond to be set in cases involving domestic assault until the accused has made an initial appearance before a judge.
Hawk’s wife is Crystal Goan Hawk, a Greeneville attorney and the current president of the Greene County Republican Women.

Note: The above updates and replaces earlier post.
The report says the call came in from David Hawk’s wife, Crystal Hawk. She said they had been drinking early that morning. and that Hawk looked through her cell phone and became mad. She said they began arguing and around 8:00 Sunday morning, he hit her in the face with his hand and knocked her to the ground. She told authorities she was holding their 11-month-old daughter at the time.
According to Officer Michael McDonald’s report, Hawk left the house with the child and went to a neighbor’s house. Crystal Hawk told the officer she went to a friend’s house and called authorities.
Our crews spoke to David Hawk as he came out of the courtroom this morning. He told our crews this: “Yesterday, my wife had a gun and told me she was going to put a bullet in my head while I was holding my baby. At that time, I escaped to safety with my daughter”.
Hawk was released on a $500 bond. He’s scheduled to be back in court on May 21st. The judge ordered that Hawk have no contact with his wife and supervised contact with his 11-month-old daughter.

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