(Decatur County, TN) The two men indicted for the disappearance and presumed murder of Holly Bobo are in court.
Zach Adams and Jason Autry are both charged with felony first degree murder and aggravated kidnapping.
Autry, who was indicted yesterday, told the judge, “I’m innocent of these charges. Right hand to God I’m innocent”
Autry also told the judge the handcuffs were cutting off blood to his hands and he cannot afford an attorney.
The court entered a ‘not guilty’ plea for Autry, since he seemed unsure about the charges he faces.
Autry said he is not sure his family can afford a private attorney at which time the judge urged him to do his best, “I don’t have to tell you these are very serious charges. I urge you to secure counsel.”
Autry, who is already in jail for drug charges, will be back in court June 4 at 1 p.m.
Zach Adams entered a not guilty plea on a coercion of a witness charge.
Adams reportedly sent a threat to his brother warning him not to talk with investigators.
Adams previously entered a not guilty plea to the murder and kidnapping charges.
An attorney for Adams said he has been in isolation in the Chester County Jail without access to pencil or paper which the attorney said he needs to provide notes to his attorney.
Adams will also be back in court June 4.
We have learned a third man, Shane Kyle Austin, will soon be indicted.
Austin was initially given but prosecutors say he violated the deal but not telling the truth.
The deal was to prevent him for being charged, “In exchange for the total cooperation of Shayne Kyle Austin, the State agrees to grant him immunity for all charges arising out of the disposal, destruction, burial and/or concealment of Holly Bobo’s deceased body, conditioned upon him assisting us in recovering the body of Holly Bobo.”
Holly Bobo’s body has still not been found.
It’s been three years since Holly Bobo disappeared.
It was April 13, 2011, when her brother told authorities he saw Bobo following a man in hunting clothes into the woods near the family home in Darden.
Police and family searched but were unable to find her.
Adams has a violent past and some say they are not surprised he was arrested.
TBI is still asking anyone with potentially helpful information to call them at 1-800-TBI-FIND.