TN Rep. Daniel booked on misdemeanor assault charge
By Knoxville News Sentinel
Tennessee State. Rep. Martin Daniel
KNOXVILLE (News Sentinel) -
State. Rep. Martin Daniel was booked Thursday morning on a misdemeanor assault charge following his alleged shoving match with a campaign challenger last month, according to court records.
Daniel, 59, is charged with shoving Steve Hall during a July 21 on-air radio forum hosted by Hallerin Hilton Hill on WOKI-FM when the two Republican primary candidates for the 18th House District seat began arguing.
The incumbent Daniel claimed he was the only businessman running for the office, and Hall responded by calling Daniel a "liar."
Daniel took off his headphones and stood over Hall "to intimidate him," according to a Knoxville Police Department incident report.