Hank was the abusive boyfriend of Sarah Owens who tried too hard to keep her from changing from the small-town girl he started dating. When Jo Reynolds noticed bruises on Sarah's neck during a photo shoot,
One night, things escalated as Hank roughed Sarah up one night, prompting her to turn to Jo for help. Hank showed up and banged on Jo's door. There was a struggle when Jo tried to protect Sarah, but Hank shoved her down the stairs and put her into the hospital.
Jake Hanson found Hank at a local pool hall and punched him out before he went back to Iowa, bitter over Sarah's choice to stay in Los Angeles.