Holly Bobo suspect in court on jail asault charge

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) -- One of the two men charged in the kidnapping and murder of nursing student Holly Bobo was briefly in court for a hearing Tuesday.

Zach Adams waived his right to a preliminary hearing on an attempted assault charge. The charge will now go to a grand jury.

Adams was charged last month for allegedly trying to attack corrections officers inside the Chester County Jail.

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.

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.



 
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