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TN lawmaker faces assault charges

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Hawk's ex-wife, Crystal Goan, at the trial. Hawk's ex-wife, Crystal Goan, at the trial.
David Hawk is facing aggravated assault charges. David Hawk is facing aggravated assault charges.

(WMC-TV) - The trial of a Tennessee lawmaker, who is accused of assaulting his now ex-wife, is expected to wrap up today.

State representative David Hawk is charged with aggravated assault following an altercation in March 2012.

Hawk's ex-wife, Crystal Goan, told police he threw her out of bed and hit her in the face.

According to prosecutors, Hawk became upset after reading a text message on her cellphone.

During the second day of the trial, Goan took the stand.

"He punched me, he beat me, it was the hardest hit that you can imagine," stated Goan at the trial.

Hawk denied those claims and stated his ex-wife pointed a gun at him and threatened to shoot him.

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