Church Hill woman charged with running over boyfriend

Jeff Bobo • Aug 24, 2008 at 12:00 AM

ROGERSVILLE — A Hawkins County woman is facing charges for allegedly running over her boyfriend last Thursday and then trying to place his unconscious body into her vehicle.

Witnesses reportedly stopped Ashley Brooke Mabe, 22, 451 Payne Ridge Road, Church Hill, before she was able to get Alfonso Campos, 32, into her 1995 Ford Escort. Mabe reportedly fled the scene and was subsequently detained by Rogersville police.

The incident occurred shortly after 2 p.m. Thursday on Highway 11-W near the Lake Forest subdivision.

When the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office arrived on the scene following the incident, Campos was leaning against a guardrail. Although his English was limited, Campos reportedly told HCSO Sgt. Chad Gillenwater he’d been run over by his girlfriend Mabe and he was suffering chest pains. Campos was transported to Hawkins County Memorial Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Three separate witnesses told the HCSO they observed Campos walking down the shoulder of the highway, and that a woman was sitting in a green Ford Escort ahead of him with the driver’s side door open.

“As Mr. Campos was walking by the car, the female accelerated the vehicle in reverse, striking Mr. Campos with the door and knocking him to the ground,” Gillenwater stated in his report. “All three witnesses further stated that the female then got out of the car and attempted to drag Mr. Campos inside the vehicle. Witnesses state that Mr. Campos appeared to be unconscious while Ms. Mabe was trying to drag him in the vehicle, at which time they approached her and advised her not to move him.”

Mabe then allegedly fled the area in the Ford Escort eastbound, and was stopped by Rogersville police on Route 66.

Upon being interviewed by deputies Mabe reportedly stated she and Campos were in a dispute when Campos got out of the vehicle. Mabe reportedly stated she “backed over” Campos because he assaulted her.

Mabe was charged with aggravated assault and leaving the scene of an accident. Sheriff Roger Christian said Sunday he is unaware of Campos facing any charges at this time.

Mabe is scheduled for arraignment in Hawkins County Sessions Court on Sept. 3.

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