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State Rep. David Hawk headed to court

By Preston Ayres, payres@wcyb.com
Published On: Nov 30 2012 04:44:12 AM CST
Updated On: Nov 30 2012 10:09:56 AM CST
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. -

UPDATE 11:05 a.m.: Judge John Duggar has recused himself in the case.

Hawk has waived arraignment. The state supreme court will pick the new judge.

David Hawk is due back in court on May 30.

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Representative David Hawk is scheduled to be arraigned Friday in Greene County Criminal's Court.

Hawk is facing a felony reckless endangerment charge after a March incident involving his estranged wife. The indictment state Hawk recklessly caused bodily injury to his spouse.

She told officers the state representative hit her in the face at their home on March 18th.

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

David Hawk was re-elected in November by more than 3,000 votes.