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John Dylan Adams arraigned in Bobo case

John Dylan Adams, the fifth man charged in relation to the kidnapping and murder of Decatur County woman Holly Bobo, was arraigned in the Decatur County Courthouse around 9 a.m. this morning.

Adams, was charged Wednesday with tampering with evidence. He is the younger brother of Zachary Adams, indicted in March on kidnapping and murder charges in the Bobo case.

Dylan Adams pleads not guilty to rape charges in Holly Bobo case

Decatur County man Dylan Adams pleaded not guilty to two counts of rape in the Holly Bobo case in the Decatur County Courthouse this morning.

Dylan Adams, 26, appeared before Judge C. Creed McGinley for his arraignment in Circuit Court on the charges. McGinley appointed attorney Matthew Maddox, of Huntingdon, as Adams' public defender, after Adams, swore that the information in his affidavit of indigency was correct.

Adams is the younger brother of defendant in the case Zach Adams, charged with the kidnapping and first-degree murder of Bobo.

Maddox requested that a bond be set for Dylan Adams, and District Attorney Matt Stowe requested the "maximum" amount.

DA: Charges against suspect in Bobo case still being pursued

District Attorney General Jerry Woodall said the charges against Jeffrey Pearcy in connection with the Holly Bobo case are still being pursued.

Pearcy was charged with tampering with evidence and accessory after the fact in May. Investigators said they believe he has knowledge of a video showing Bobo alive after her abduction.

Friend of Jeffrey Pearcy's, Sandra King testified in July that Jeffrey Pearcy showed her a video of Bobo tied up and crying.

Lawsuit aims to restore immunity for man in Holly Bobo case

The man once protected by the TBI in exchange for information in the disappearance of Holly Bobo is planning to be in court next month to fight to keep his immunity.

Shayne Austin was initially given the immunity sometime in April but it was revoked after the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said he was not truthful.

SLIDESHOW: Suspects in the Holly Bobo case

TBI later emailed Austin's attorney to tell him the immunity agreement was null and void.

Mark and Joe Pearcy plead guilty to federal charges

Mark Lynn Pearcy pleaded guilty today in federal court in Jackson to one count of possession of a firearm by a felon and one count of possession of ammunition by a felon.

Mark Pearcy's uncle, Joe Pearcy, also pleaded guilty to one count of selling a firearm to a known felon.

The Pearcys were in U.S. District Court this afternoon, where they accepted a plea deal.

Pearcy may again face charges in Holly Bobo case

Matt Stowe, district attorney general for the 24th District, said he has unfinished business with Mark Lynn Pearcy, who pleaded guilty to federal gun charges in court Monday.

"When the feds finish with him, we'll be waiting," Stowe said today.

Stowe said he will have to wait until Pearcy's federal court case is finished before he can refile state charges against Pearcy in the Holly Bobo investigation in Decatur County.

Lawyer in Holly Bobo case suspended

An attorney representing a man accused of kidnapping and killing Holly Bobo has been suspended from practicing law by the Tennessee Supreme Court.

John Herbison will be suspended for 60 days and then placed on probation for 16 months because of three complaints alleging misconduct, according to state documents.

Extra security on hand at Bobo hearing

There will be extra security at a key court hearing in the Holly Bobo case Wednesday.

Decatur County is bringing in help from another sheriff's department as three men charged in the case will stand before a judge.

Read more: http://www.wsmv.com/story/27643731/extra-security-on-hand-at-bobo-hearing#ixzz3M7WMuTDs


Decatur Co. Sheriff brings in help for Holly Bobo hearings

For the first time, the three men charged in the Holly Bobo case will be under the same roof.

Decatur County Sheriff Keith Byrd said he is beefing up security to make sure those men stay safe at the Wednesday hearing.

"Several of us have sat down and studied this thing from A to Z," Byrd said.

Zach Adams and Jason Autry both have been indicted on charges of kidnapping and murder in the Bobo case.

Zach's little brother, Dylan Adams, is charged with two counts of rape.
Suspects in Holly Bobo case appear in court

Zach Adams was first to appear in the courtroom on Wednesday morning.

His attorney said no bill of particulars has been filed so far and that she has little understanding of what her client is accused of doing.

“I have no physical evidence whatsoever linking him (Zach Adams) to the kidnapping and murder of Holly Bobo," she said.

Read more: http://www.wsmv.com/story/27650560/suspects-in-holly-bobo-case-appear-in-court#ixzz3MAoqo9DZ
12-17-14 Hearing in Decatur County:

Attorneys For Holly Bobo Suspects Plan To Ask For Change Of Venue

The attorneys for both of the suspects in the Holly Bobo murder case said they plan to file requests for a change of venue.

During a hearing Wednesday in Decatur County, Zach Adams appeared first with his attorney. The state said they planned to try him first.

Attorneys for both Adams and Jason Autry said they will ask the judge for a change of venue when the trial date is set.

Link: http://www.jrn.com/newschannel5/news...286080801.html


3 Holly Bobo suspects in Decatur County court Wednesday

A visibly frustrated Judge Creed McGinley scolded prosecutors and defense attorneys in the Holly Bobo kidnapping and murder case in court.

Link: http://wkrn.com/2014/12/17/3-holly-b...urt-wednesday/


Murder suspects in Bobo case to appear in court in January

Adams will appear in court again on Jan. 21 and Autry will be back in court on Jan. 14 for motion hearings.

Dylan Adams also appeared in court this morning for a hearing and was given a Jan. 14 motion hearings court date. He is charged with two counts of rape in the Holly Bobo case.

Link: http://www.jacksonsun.com/story/news/2014/12/17/murder-suspects-bobo-case-appear-court-jan/20532575/

Matt Stowe removes himself from Holly Bobo case

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation resumed its services in the 24th Judicial District on Thursday when District Attorney General Matt Stowe requested a special prosecutor to handle the Holly Bobo case, effectively taking himself off the case.

The TBI said in a news release that the resolution of a dispute between the agency and Stowe was made after "thorough conversations" on Thursday.

TBI Director Mark Gwyn said he is thankful the bureau was able to reach a compromise.


TBI resumes involvement in 24th Judicial District and Holly Bobo case | UPDATE

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says it has resumed investigations in the five-county judicial district where the high-profile death of a 20-year-old nursing student is being prosecuted.

The TBI announced Wednesday it was suspending investigations there as the result of a disagreement with District Attorney General Matt Stowe.

But Thursday night, the agency issued a release saying it was resuming work in the district and that Stowe has requested a special prosecutor to handle the nursing student's case.

Suspects in Holly Bobo death ask judge to drop charges citing lack of evidence against them

Attorneys for two men charged with kidnapping and murdering Holly Bobo are asking for those charges to be dismissed.


New Motion Asks Charges In Bobo Case Be Dropped

Defense attorneys in the Holly Bobo case are now demanding that all charges against the two prime suspects be dismissed.

Attorneys for Zach Adams and Jason Autry have filed a motion asking for all charges to be dismissed against them. This stems from a court hearing earlier this month when Judge Creed McGinley expressed his frustration that the prosecution had yet to provide key discovery to defense attorneys.

"Quite frankly I'm disturbed this case has not moved from March through today anywhere," McGinley said at the time.


Suspects in Holly Bobo case ask judge to drop charges

Attorneys for two men charged with kidnapping and murdering Holly Bobo are asking for those charges to be dismissed, citing lack of evidence.

WTVF-TV reports the motion by the attorneys for Zach Adams and Jason Autry states that they have yet to receive "dental records analysis and forensic studies" of a skull that law enforcement says is Bobo's.

"It would appear to me if they had a skull with a dental match they would have given that to us right away. It's a little suspicious why we don't have that forensic information," Autry's attorney Fletcher Long told the station.

Ex-jailer recruited to help assassinate Zach Adams

A former jailer at the Chester County jail was approached to help in the assassination of Zach Adams, accused of kidnapping and murdering Holly Bobo in 2011, and threatened after not helping, according to police reports.

The jailer, who asked not to be identified, told Chester County authorities that he was contacted by an unknown man about 7-10 days after Adams was transferred to the Chester County jail from Decatur County.

Read more: http://www.wfsb.com/story/27849016/ex-jailer-recruited-to-help-assassinate-zach-adams#ixzz3OqsXaqQU

TBI: Analysis of evidence in Holly Bobo case finished

Authorities say they have completed their analysis of more than 460 pieces of evidence in the case of a woman whose partial remains were found three years after her disappearance, possibly bringing defense attorneys a step closer to seeing how prosecutors have linked their clients to her.


Holly Bobo evidence analysis complete, says Tenn. agency

No trial date has been set and the defendants' lawyers have filed a motion to dismiss the charges. The attorneys said they had not received any evidence linking their clients to the crime. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) spokesman Josh DeVine said Thursday that some hair samples have been sent to the FBI for testing, but the TBI has analyzed all the evidence it has received.

TBI: Man lied about threats in Holly Bobo case

A former Chester County jailer who said he had received a threatening phone call related to the Holly Bobo case has been indicted on a charge of filing a false report, according to a news release.

Tommy Joe Austin, 47, of Reagan, filed a report with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office on Jan. 11 saying he had received a call from someone who threatened him and his son for not “taking care” of Zach Adams, who has been charged in the abduction and killing of Holly Bobo.

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