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Charge changes for Tenn. lawmaker accused of assaulting wife

Published On: May 02 2013 09:47:23 PM EDT   Updated On: May 02 2013 05:25:21 PM EDT
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. -

A charge against a Tennessee State Representative has been changed.

Representative David Hawk of Greeneville now faces an aggravated assault charge in connection with an incident back in March of 2012.

Hawk's wife, Crystal Hawk, testified that Hawk threw her out of bed, then struck her in the face.

Representative Hawk denies hitting his wife, instead claiming she pulled a gun on him and threatened to shoot him.

He now has until May 23 to enter a plea or a trial date will be set for September 16-18.