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Rep. Hawk Waives Arraignment; Says ‘This Has Been a Nightmare’

State Rep. David Hawk, R-Greeneville, was in Greene County Criminal Court Friday and waived his arraignment, according to WCYB-TV.
He was indicted by the Grand Jury on Monday and faces a felony reckless endangerment charge after an incident in March involving his estranged wife, Crystal Goans. “This has been a nightmare,” Hawk said. “I strongly maintain my innocence in this situation.”
Judge John Duggar removed himself from the case because he knows Hawk and works with Goans.
In court, Duggar mentioned this is an unusual indictment because on the paperwork, the section code listed doesn’t match the charge that Hawk faces. The indictment states Hawk recklessly caused bodily injury to his spouse, but the code is for a reckless endangerment charge. “It’s a very bizarre process in this whole scenario,” Hawk said.
He said the case is takings its toll on everyone involved. “It’s stressful, especially on my family more than anything.”
Hawk was re-elected in November and will head back to Nashville in January for the new legislative session. He said despite the court case, he plans to continue working for the people of Greene County. “I enjoy the challenged of my service. I’m honored by the number of votes on election day. And I’m looking forward to continuing the work we do in Nashville,” said Hawk.
He is due back in court on May 30. The Tennessee Supreme Court will decide which judge will hear the case.


See also WJHL-TV’s interview with Hawk: “I’m not sure why it’s happening. I’m not sure what’s happening…. In the meantime, I’m going to keep on doing my work, keep on being a daddy and do what I need to do.”

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 (http://bit.ly/UZLcvg ) 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.”