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No Foul Play Suspected In Deadly Bluff Fall In Lawrence County

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LAWRENCE COUNTY, Tenn. – Authorities said a man died after falling from a 100-foot bluff by his home in Loretto following a drunken domestic assault. 

Two fishermen found the body of Christopher Shawn Hinton in a creek on Johnson Lane in Lawrence County on Sunday. Authorities discovered Hinton had fallen from the bluff where his home is located.

Around 11 p.m. on Saturday, deputies had been called to Hinton's home by his wife, who reported that Hinton had come home drunk and assaulted her. She told deputies his truck had overheated after doing "donuts" in the yard, and he demanded the keys to her vehicle. When she refused, he became upset, grabbing her hair and throwing her to the ground.

She was able to escape inside the home, but she said her husband broke the glass and used a log to punch holes in the door. The wife called 911, and told deputies he fled on foot.

After deputies filled out their reports and took out a warrant for domestic assault against Hinton, his wife and child left for the night.

His body was discovered the following day, and authorities said they do not suspect foul play.

Hinton's body was sent to the Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy.

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