Gregory Hardin beats child’s mother with baseball bat

Gregory Hardin beats child’s mother with baseball bat

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43-year-old Gregory Hardin had an altercation with the mother of his child, Danielle Wagner, at their Sharpe Avenue residence on June 8th. Wagner spoke with responding officers, advising them that she and Hardin had been drinking all day at a water park, and on the way home, they started arguing, during which he hit her arm multiple times. Once they got home, he grabbed a baseball bat from his car and started hitting her with it repeatedly before strangling her. She stated she got away and waited at a neighbor’s house until the police arrived. When officers spoke with Hardin, he gave contradicting statements, telling them Wagner randomly hit him in the face after they got home and that she went to her car, not his, to grab a baseball bat and struck him in the shoulder with it. He said he took the bat from her so she would stop hitting him. Hardin was deemed the primary aggressor and was taken into custody for aggravated assault.

Gregory Hardin (MNPD)
Gregory Hardin (MNPD)

Gregory Hardin was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on June 8th, charged with aggravated assault. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $10,000.

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