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Deputy says baseball bat attack resulted from NE Tennessee love triangle

Jeff Bobo • Apr 20, 2013 at 12:29 PM

CHURCH HILL — A Hawkins County man was allegedly beaten with a baseball bat after catching his estranged wife with another man early Tuesday morning.

Harim Edward Gardner Jr., 38, 141 Shipley road, Church Hill, reportedly told police he’d moved in with his mother Sunday, but returned to his Shipley Road residence shortly before 1:30 a.m. Tuesday to see if there was another man visiting his wife.

Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Reba Matthews stated in her report that Gardner went to the door after noticing a strange vehicle in the driveway, but Gardner’s key wouldn’t open the door.


(Editor's note: An earlier version of this article omitted the word "bat" from the headline.)

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