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Holly Bobo Suspect Charged In Jail Altercation

Holly Bobo Suspect Charged In Jail Altercation

CREATED Jun 30, 2014
CHESTER COUNTY, Tenn. – One of the suspects in the disappearance of nursing student Holly Bobo has been charged with assault in an altercation with three jail officers.

A report from the Chester County Sheriff's Office said Zachary Adams was being moved to a specialized jail cell on June 13 after he made suicidal comments, "specifically to throw himself from the highest point to which he could climb in his cell."

The report said Adams hit two corrections officers and tried to trip another jailer as they tried to restrain him. Adams was carried to the cell, where he was to be monitored to prevent him from injuring himself.

Adams was in court last week and was appointed a separate attorney to handle the new charge. The next court date was set for July 15.

He along with 39-year-old Jason Autry have been charged with aggravated kidnapping and murder in connection with Holly Bobo's disappearance.

Bobo was 20 when she disappeared from her family's rural home near Parsons on April 13, 2011. Investigators said her body has not been found.

Two other men, half-brothers Mark Lynn Pearcy and Jeffrey Kurt Pearcy, have been charged with Tampering with Evidence and Accessory After the Fact in connection with the case.

(The Associated Press Contributed To This Report.)