2nd person charged with murder of Holly Bobo, 3rd likely

2nd person charged with murder of Holly Bobo, 3rd likely

Posted: Updated: May 03, 2014 01:20 AM
Jason Autry is now charged with especially aggravated kidnapping and first degree felony murder. Jason Autry is now charged with especially aggravated kidnapping and first degree felony murder.
Holly Bobo went missing from her home outside Parsons on April 13, 2011. Holly Bobo went missing from her home outside Parsons on April 13, 2011.
Zachary Adams is charged with first degree murder, especially aggravated kidnapping and coercion of a witness. Zachary Adams is charged with first degree murder, especially aggravated kidnapping and coercion of a witness.
Shayne Austin may soon be indicted in connection to the Holly Bobo case. (Courtesy: Jackson Sun) Shayne Austin may soon be indicted in connection to the Holly Bobo case. (Courtesy: Jackson Sun)
DECATURVILLE, Tenn. - A second person was charged Tuesday with the 2011 kidnapping and murder of nursing student Holly Bobo and more arrests are likely.

Jason Autry, 39, was indicted on charges of especially aggravated kidnapping and first degree felony murder Tuesday afternoon. He was already behind bars at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville on an unrelated aggravated assault conviction. He is now being held without bond.

“As with Mr. [Zachary] Adams, my office will evaluate this case as a death penalty qualify case and make a decision once the criteria have been received and evaluated,” District Attorney Hansel McCadams

SLIDESHOW: Suspects in the Holly Bobo case

Tuesday night, The Jackson Sun reported a third man, Shayne Austin, will also be indicted in the case.

The newspaper stated Austin was initially granted immunity in exchange for his cooperation in the investigation but it has since been revoked.

Austin's attorney, Luke Evans, recently filed a lawsuit against the State on behalf of his client.

Evans told News 2 the main reason why the lawsuit was filed was because he is not exactly sure how his client breached the immunity agreement. 

Evans is seeking a restraining order and temporary injunction to keep prosecutors from violating the immunity agreement and indicting Austin.

The injunction relief hearing is set for May 27.  

Shane has had several run-ins with the law including a DUI in 2009 and walking through a Mapco parking lot carrying a 12-gauge shotgun six weeks later.

All of the incidents, which date back to 2003, occurred before Holly Bobo's disappearance.

Bobo disappeared from her home on Swan Johnson Road outside Parsons on the morning of April 13, 2011.

SLIDESHOW: Photos of Holly Bobo

Zachary Adams was arrested earlier this year on charges of first degree murder and especially aggravated kidnapping.

Adams is also charged with coercion of a witness. A grand jury returned an indictment on the charge Tuesday. Adams remains in the Chester County jail without bond.

Authorities said Adams and Autry are longtime friends, though it is unclear if Autry has a connection to Bobo or her family.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director Mark Gwyn said in a news conference announcing the latest charges Tuesday that Bobo’s body has not been found.

“Keep praying for the family,” the family’s pastor, Don Franks, said. “They are more determined to find Holly than ever.”

Autry and Adams are both due in court Wednesday.

The investigation remains active and ongoing.

Anyone with information on the case should call the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.

Click here for complete coverage of the Holly Bobo case.
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