Greene County

David Hawk indicted on felony charge

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. - A Greene County grand jury has indicted State Representative David Hawk on felony reckless endangerment charges.

The charges stem from an assault reported in March by his wife.

The special prosecutor presented the case to the grand jury Monday saying Hawk recklessly caused bodily injury to another person, a domestic assault victim.

The court clerk's office tells News 5 the charge is a class d felony.

The grand jury did not indict Hawk on charges of misdemeanor assault.

Hawk's wife told officers the state representative struck her in the face at their home on March 18.

The lawmaker says he is innocent and claims his wife had been holding a gun.

David Hawk was re-elected to November by more than 3-thousand votes over former State Representative Eddie Yoakley.

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