Rep. Hawk Indicted on ‘Bizarre’ Reckless Endangerment Charge

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grand jurors in Greeneville have indicted state Rep. David Hawk on a felony reckless endangerment count after a March incident involving his estranged wife.
The Greeneville Sun ( ) reported the indictment was returned Monday by a Greene County grand jury, which declined to formally charge the Republican lawmaker with domestic assault.
The indictment states Hawk recklessly caused bodily injury to his spouse, Crystal Goan Hawk.
Hawk has maintained he is innocent of the charges. He is scheduled to appear Friday for arraignment in Greene County Criminal Court.

Excerpt from the Greeneville Sun story:
Hawk, who has maintained his innocence in connection with the charges, is scheduled to appear Friday morning for arraignment in Greene County criminal court.
“We weren’t aware there was a second count,” he said.
Hawk emphasized what he has said all along about the allegations in the case: “I strongly maintain my innocence and I’ve done nothing wrong,” he said.
Hawk was surprised he was not notified about the grand jury’s actions.
“We’ve heard nothing about this. This is bizarre,” he said. “This was reported before we were notified of anything.”

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