Hawkins man wanted for carjacking ex-girlfriend after she gave him a ride

Jeff Bobo • Aug 6, 2018 at 6:00 PM

ROGERSVILLE — A Hawkins County man who allegedly beat his ex-girlfriend with his fists and stole her car last week after she gave him a ride is now wanted by the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office on aggravated kidnapping and carjacking charges.

A 30-year-old Surgoinsville woman reported to HCSO Deputy Kenny Lunsford Jr. on July 30 that Anthony Dwayne "Boobie" Sensabaugh had showed up at her home without warning around 1 p.m. that afternoon wanting a ride. She had thought Sensabaugh was in Nashville and wasn't sure how he got there.

The victim, who had previously dated Sensabaugh, agreed to give him a ride to a friend's house on Circle Drive in Rogersville, but she said he began acting suspiciously on the way.

She needed to pick up her paycheck, and she said Sensabaugh was “pushing her” to pick up her check before dropping him off, but she felt "weird about it" and didn't do it.

When they arrived at Circle Drive, the victim reportedly popped the trunk so Sensabaugh could retrieve his belongings, and they both exited the vehicle.

But Sensabaugh didn't retrieve his property, the victim told Lunsford. Instead he began to beat the victim with his fists.

"(The victim) stated she tried to fight back, but Sensabaugh, who was on top of her at this point punching her in the face and head, told her not to make it any harder on herself," Lunsford stated in his report. "(The victim) stopped fighting, and Sensabaugh took her keys, got into the car and drove off. Before Sensabaugh drove off, he told (the victim) he would be back for her."

Lunsford reportedly observed knots on her forehead and blood on her face.

The HCSO has a pending warrant for aggravated kidnapping and carjacking against Sensabaugh, 32, of Rogersville.

The stolen vehicle was described as a silver two-door 2008 Pontiac G5 with a Tennessee license plate 4K3-7U1.

Sensabaugh also has multiple pending drug trafficking charges stemming from an arrest in Rogersville in April 2017 including gun possession and trafficking heroin, ecstasy, meth, powder cocaine, crack cocaine, Xanax and marijuana.

He had been scheduled for a preliminary hearing on those charges in Hawkins County Sessions Court on Wednesday, but he was a no-show.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Anthony Dwayne "Boobie" Sensabaugh is asked to contact the HCSO at (423) 272-4848 or Hawkins County Central Dispatch at (423) 272-7121.

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