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Kingsport NFL star's driving on suspended license case reset

Kacie Breeding • Aug 18, 2009 at 12:00 AM

KINGSPORT — Dallas Cowboys safety Gerald Sensabaugh Jr., a Kingsport native, was originally slated for an appearance in a Kingsport court Tuesday following his Feb. 14 arrest on a charge of driving on a suspended license.

Sensabaugh’s case has been reset to Jan. 21, 2010, according to Kingsport General Sessions Court records.

Sensabaugh’s arrest followed a Kingsport police officer’s sighting of a black Bentley circling the block on Dale Street near the city’s public housing. Suspicious, the officer ran a check on the car’s license plate and discovered it was registered to Sensabaugh. The officer then ran a check on his driver’s license and confirmed it had been suspended for what police described as “multiple violations” and failure to satisfy a citation.

Sensabaugh stopped outside Crew Cut Barber Shop, 806 E. Center St., got out and went inside.

Police followed him inside and arrested him there.

Police said Sensabaugh had a Bersa 380, an International Arms AK-47 and a Glock 22 in his car, but he was not charged because he had a permit for them.

In March 2007, Sensabaugh didn’t have a permit for a weapon found in his possession.

Kingsport police had stopped Sensabaugh after radar clocked his 2006 BMW at 84 in a 55 mph zone on East Stone Drive. During that stop, Sensabaugh was arrested on a charge of failure to obtain a carry permit for the weapon after an officer recovered a loaded Springfield 9 mm pistol from the car’s console.

Sensabaugh signed a one-year contract with the Dallas Cowboys after he became an unrestricted free agent when his contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars expired shortly after his Feb. 14 arrest.

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