The affidavit states Hawk committed the offense by striking, grabbing and knocking to the ground his
wife, Crystal Hawk
"The victim had bruising and swelling on and around her
right eye, an abrasion (to) the upper and lower right side of her
lip, and a large bruise on her
left upper arm," the affidavit states.
The affidavit also states Crystal Hawk
told authorities that she
was holding the couple's 11-month-old daughter at the time of the assault.
Crystal Hawk is a Greeneville attorney and president of the Greene County Republican Women, according to the Associated Press.
An offense report taken by Greene County Sheriff's Department officials states that Crystal Hawk
"had obvious signs on her
face and arms of an assault against her
The report further states that Crystal Hawk
told officials that she and her husband had been drinking Saturday evening and, at around 1 a.m. Sunday, David Hawk began looking through her cell phone and became angry.
According to the offense report, Crystal Hawk
told authorities that after her
husband struck her
took the couple's child and went to a neighbor's residence.
According to the Associated Press, Bailey, who is familiar with both David and Crystal Hawk, will recuse himself from the case and ask the state Administrative Office of the Courts to appoint a special judge to hear the case.