TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Mar 20, 2012

Rep. David Hawk returned to the state legislature on Monday afternoon, just hours after his first court appearance on a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence resulted in an order for the Greeneville Republican to have no contact with his wife. In a statement to reporters, he said that his wife, lawyer Crystal Goan Hawk, “had a gun and told me that she was going to put a bullet in my head while I was holding my baby.” This is contrary to the criminal complaint obtained by The Greeneville Sun, which describes Crystal Hawk saying her husband grabbed her by the arm, struck her in the face and knocked her to ground in an altercation at their home. The Tennessean reports