Washington Co., TN BOE member charged with domestic assault due in court today


WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) — A Washington County, Tennessee school board member accused of assaulting his former girlfriend is due in court today.

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David Hammond is charged with domestic assault and violating a protection order.

In March, police arrived at a home on Beechnut St. in regards to a possible assault.

Hammond was not at the home when police arrived, but his ex-girlfriend told police Hammond was intoxicated and had assaulted her during an argument.

Hammond was arrested the following day at Restore Community Church.

His hearing is set for 9:00 Wednesday morning.

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Hammond had previously been charged with domestic violence in 2015, but the charge was dismissed in 2016. 

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