Man Accused Of Beating Wife With Block Of Ham

Mooresburg, Tenn. (AP) -- The coffee table attack may have been a mere prelude for the ham assault.

Suzette Pearson of Mooresburg says she and her husband argued about beer money early Tuesday before he hit her with a block of ham.

Hawkins County deputies charged David Allen Pearson of Mooresburg with aggravated domestic assault and domestic vandalism.

Wednesday, a judge sentenced Pearson to seven days in jail on an earlier assault charge.

That one was filed March 15th after deputies were sent to the Pearsons' home where Suzette Pearson complained that her husband had hit her with a coffee table. Deputies found a table broken in half in the living room.

David Pearson had told deputies he didn't know how the table got broken or how his wife was hurt, but this week, he pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of domestic assault.

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