Holly Bobo suspect Zachary Adams makes brief court appearance

Holly Bobo suspect Zachary Adams makes brief court appearance

Posted: Updated: Jul 15, 2014 03:25 PM
Zachary Adams appeared briefly in a Chester County courtroom Tuesday morning. Zachary Adams appeared briefly in a Chester County courtroom Tuesday morning.
HENDERSON, Tenn. - Zachary Adams, one of the four men charged in connection to the kidnapping and murder of west Tennessee nursing student Holly Bobo, appeared briefly in a Chester County courtroom Tuesday morning.

Adams is charged with aggravated assault unrelated to the Bobo case. He waived his right to a preliminary hearing on the charge and court was adjourned.  A Chester County grand jury will now take up the case later this year.

According to an affidavit, Adams attacked three corrections officers at the Chester County jail on June 13 after he made suicidal comments.

The officers were trying to move Adam for suicide watch after hearing him threaten to climb to the highest point of his jail cell and throw himself to the floor in an attempt to kill himself.

Adams, 30, is charged alongside Jason Autry with aggravated kidnapping and first degree murder in the Bobo case.

Half-brothers Jeff and Mark Pearcy were arrested in late May for tampering with evidence and accessory after the fact.

SLIDESHOW: Suspects in Holly Bobo case

Bobo was just 20 years old when she went missing from her home outside Parsons, Tennessee on the morning of April 13, 2011.

Her body has not been found.

SLIDESHOW: Photos of Holly Bobo

Bobo’s parents were in court along with their pastor Don Franks Tuesday. Pastor Franks made another plea after the court hearing for information leading to the location of Bobo’s body.

“It is just stressful on the family because she is out there somewhere,” he said. “A hole has been mentioned in the past. We need to find that hole. We need to find Holly.”

He continued, “Someone out there has information it would be worth their wild to tell us where she is at.”

Pastor Franks said the Bobo family is struggling to cope with the ongoing legal process that now spans three counties and involves four defendants.

A fifth man, Shayne Austin, has been identified by prosecutors as a person involved in the case, but he has not been indicted.

“This family desperately needs closure,” Franks said. “We are just asking the public to continue to pray for the Bobo family and we appreciate all the prayers that have gone up.”

He continued, “It has been a very difficult day and it is going to continue to be difficult times ahead.”

Adams’ assault case will likely go in front of a Chester County grand jury in October.

Anyone with information about Bobo’s disappearance or the location of her remains is urged to call the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.

Click here for complete coverage of the Holly Bobo case.
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