Additional Arrests Made In Connection With Bobo Case

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Additional Arrests Made In Connection With Bobo Case

CREATED Jun 10, 2014
by Chris Conte

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Two men from Henderson County have been arrested in connection to the Holly Bobo case, NewsChannel 5 confirmed on Tuesday.

Court documents obtained by NewsChannel 5 from Henderson County showed that on May 29, Jeffrey Kurt Pearcy was arrested and charged with Tampering with Evidence and Accessory After the Fact.

The affidavit said that Jeffrey Pearcy has a video on an electronic device, "that will prove to be beneficial in the prosecution of a current on-going investigation being conducted by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation."

On Tuesday his attorney, Olin Baker, confirmed the arrests are connected to the kidnapping and murder investigation of nursing student Holly Bobo. He said the charges are related to the possible existence of a video which shows Holly after she was taken from her home in Decatur County three years ago.

"They’re saying there’s either a recording or audio or something on an electronic device that relates to the Holly Bobo case," Baker told NewsChannel 5 on Tuesday.

Baker said his client denies such a video exists.

"He (Jeff) says there’s no truth to it, no video, he’s been questioned on it by TBI and they’re out on hearsay making arrests. This is a warrant based largely on hearsay it looks to me like a police tactic to try to make an arrest and they are trying to rattle some evidence loose... the TBI is on a fishing expedition," he added.

Jeffrey Kurt Pearcy, 42, was currently being held in Henderson County without bond.

"At the end of the day there’s probably no evidence that exists. (Jeff) never met her, never met Holly Bobo. I don’t think he has any connection to the Bobo case," attorney Baker said.

NewsChannel 5 also obtained court documents from Decatur County which suggested Mark Lynn Pearcy, may have also appeared in that video.

Mark Pearcy was arrested on May 29 and also charged with Accessory After the Fact and Tampering with evidence. Those documents showed that, according to a witness, Mark Pearcy was identified as being in that video when it was recorded but officials would not comment on the content of the video.

Mark Pearcy was transferred from Decatur County to Carroll County last week, where he has been held without bond.

The TBI released a statement saying, "Out of respect for the judicial process, we cannot speak to the particular possible pieces of evidence in this case. We continue our work to follow the leads wherever they might lead. We won’t stop until we find a sense of justice and closure for the family and friends of Holly Bobo.”

Email: cconte@newschannel5.com