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Couple found unconscious after alleged beating at TVA access

Jeff Bobo • Apr 4, 2013 at 4:05 PM

ROGERSVILLE — A Hawkins County man accused of biting and beating his girlfriend into unconsciousness during an argument Tuesday near Rogersville was charged with aggravated assault and public intoxication.

Shortly before 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Mike Allen was dispatched to an assault in progress at the TVA Pond access road just south of Rogersville.

Allen stated in his report that upon his arrival he observed a male and a female laying on the ground near the river bank, both of whom appeared to be unconscious.

Allen was able to rouse the male, identified as Ryan Michael Hoe, 30, 180 Old Highway Road, Rogersville. Hoe was "very unsteady on his feet and spoke with slurred speech," and allegedly admitted he’d been drinking, Allen said.

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