Holly Bobo Case: Zachary Adams Transferred to Chester County Jail

(Madison County, TN) A man being held after TBI investigators executed search warrants in the Holly Bobo case has been moved.

Zachary Adams has been transferred to from Decatur County to the Chester County Jail.

Sources say the transfer is due to overcrowding at the facility in Decatur County.

Adams is the owner of property searched Friday in connection to the Holly Bobo case has been arrested.

Adams is charged with aggravated assault but it’s not clear why the charges were filed.

The search warrants were executed at property off Highway 69 in Decatur County Friday.

Investigators wouldn’t say what they were looking for, but at least two vehicles were towed away and a cadaver dog from the Shelby County Sheriff’s office was brought in to help with the search.

Saturday, investigators searched a well using underwater cameras.

Holly Bobo was 20 years old when she mysteriously disappeared from her home in Parsons, Tenn., in April 2011.

Holly’s brother Clint said he saw her led into the woods by a man wearing camouflage.

He said it was too far to clearly identify who was with his sister.

There have been many tips in the case, but nothing that has led to significant evidence.

According to the TBI, “To say we have a suspect in this case would be premature. We have been working leads on this case which led to the search warrant executions.”

A woman who has known Adams for years said the TBI has been on his property before.

She said Adams and some of his friends had a run-in with Holly about a week before she was abducted and she believes he knows what happened to her.

“Holly was on stage singing and walking around the coon hunt, and they basically followed, stalked her a little bit,” said Danielle Darnell.

Adams was booked in the Decatur County Jail at around 3 p.m. Friday and later transferred to another facility.

The Decatur County Sheriff’s Office won’t say what the assault charges are about and TBI won’t confirm anything.

Investigators said they also executed search warrants in surrounding counties and their investigation could last days.

Anyone with tips is asked to call the Tennessee Bureau of Investigators at 1-800-TBI-FIND. The family is also asking people share tips directly with them.

Holly’s parents were unavailable for comment Friday.

Her cousin, country singer and Survivor contestant Whitney Duncan, tells WREG she’s hoping and praying this leads to answers and Holly’s safe return.


22 comments

  • Elismom

    This case always seemed shifty to me. Of course I hope and pray she returns safe and sound, but there are so many questions yet to be answered.

  • MikeBarret

    I hope we get information about what happened. By we. I mean everyone, I’m just joe public but the family needs closure. I just want an answer but the family needs closure. So sad it’s been this long but I am VERY HAPPY hearing there are new developments in the case..!

  • Paul

    People who suspect the brother only do so because of the media conflicting stories early on. First they claimed the brother heard Holly scream, then saw her being led into the woods, and did nothing. This was incorrect! He never heard her scream. That was a neighbor. Secondly he never saw her being led into the woods. He saw her walking with a guy in cammo toward the woods and thought it was her boyfriend who turkey hunts and wears cammo. Leave the brother alone already. If he was guilty the FBI, TBI and state police would have cracked him by now. He is not some criminal mastermind who can get past the most intelligent agents.

    • JustMe

      According to this very article, it states that the brother saw her being led into the woods.
      Conflicting stories are still being put out by the media, so it’s no wonder that people are saying that the brother had something to do with it. According to the above article:
      “Holly’s brother Clint said he saw her led into the woods by a man wearing camouflage.

      He said it was too far to clearly identify who was with his sister.”

  • Hopeful

    I hope that she has not been “killed” as many of the commenters are saying. Miracles do happen.

  • Sad

    I hope they find her! That would be a joyous reunion for her and her family!! If they find her remains, I hope the family will be able to have closure! God be with them.

  • ms. shug

    I can only say that I am glad they have not given up. The family needs closure–however that comes.

  • TOM JONES

    I FEEL THAT HOLLY DID NOT GET ABDUCTED IF SHE WILLINGLY FOLLOWED A DOPE DEALER TO WHEREVER HE LEADS HER. THE DOPE DEALER BELIEVES HE IS JUST SERVING HIS CUSTOMER NOT ENTICING A WOMAN AWAY FROM HER LIFE AS A NURSING STUDENT. HE BLAMES THE ADDICT FOR HER ADDICTION AND WHEREVER SHE GOES SHE WILL GET WHAT SHE WANTS BY FLIPPING THAT BLONDE HAIR BUT THE SAD TRUTH IS THAT NOT EVERYTHING SHE WANTS IS GOOD FOR HER…MAYBE IF SOMEONE CHECKS PREVIOUS PLACES SHE HAS TRAVELLED AND SEE IF SHE REVISITED PLACES?

  • He's not alone

    I know that the PI who posted here has a “petite blonde serial killer” theory out there, and this suspect does slightly resemble an apparent friend of one of the accomplices in the Harrington murder in Virginia. But I’ve always thought that rural TN was pretty far out of the I-95 and I-90/94 corridors those guys like to hunt in. Tennessee is way out there, at least for the New Jersey predators involved in some of the other crimes.

    On the other hand, he’s so young. How did he get so violent so fast, or know how to hide his crime so well, without guidance from older perverts? I think they should look for accomplices and cut him a deal if he’s willing to turn them in. There’s no point in putting him to death if he can lead us to worse perps. I can tell that he’s been really sick for a long time, but frankly I think he’s had help, or at least coaching, from more experienced criminals.

  • Joe

    You know her mom quit her job and her brother quit school to commit full-time to the search? Why would you think you’re the first person and only person to have thought of these things?

  • MissTee

    I can’t believe that you missed the part of this story where they reported they may be closer to finding out what happened to her. You know, the headline.

  • Aha!

    He has said repeatedly that he thought Holly was going into the woods with her boyfriend. Everyone wants the brother to be guilty for some odd reason. Fratricide is a very unusual act. I have felt all along it was someone in the community, even someone they all knew.

  • Cynthia

    Nomally the odds would be against you because most criminals and their victims are of the same ethnic group, per Gov, statistics. In this particular case, “Wake Up”, you’re right.. Iif it had been a Black man leading Ms. Holly into the woods, the brother would have followed because it just doesn’t happen in that neck of the woods!! I’m just glad they have new leads and I hope whoever killed this young lady gets captured soon and brought to justice!!

  • Wake Up

    Amen we can be sure that the brother and the boyfriend have been gone over with a fine tooth comb. This is some backwoods redneck predator or predators, who knew her going after a beautiful young girl.

    People if someone puts a gun on you and says come with me – take the bullet right there, it ain’t getting any better when they get you alone.

  • Joanna

    they need to rethink it and rethink it over and over. She did’nt just vanish into thin air. and her brother saw the supposedly suspect. As time passes people talk.

  • Mary

    He only saw him from the back and at a distance while they were walking towards the woods.. This has been explained to you before. Please stay up.

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