2 brothers charged in Holly Bobo case - WKRN News 2

2 brothers charged in Holly Bobo case

Posted: Updated: Jun 11, 2014 02:00 PM
Jeffrey Pearcy, 42, was arrested in Henderson County on May 29. Jeffrey Pearcy, 42, was arrested in Henderson County on May 29.
Mark Pearcy, 38, was arrested in Carroll County on May 31. Mark Pearcy, 38, was arrested in Carroll County on May 31.
Holly Bobo was kidnapped from her home April 13, 2011. Holly Bobo was kidnapped from her home April 13, 2011.
Jeffrey Pearcy, 42, appeared in court June 11, 2014. Jeffrey Pearcy, 42, appeared in court June 11, 2014.
DECATURVILLE, Tenn. -

Two additional suspects are charged in the ongoing investigation into the disappearance and murder of nursing student Holly Bobo.

Jeffrey Pearcy, 42, was arrested in Henderson County on May 29 on charges of tampering with evidence and accessory after the fact. His brother, 38-year-old Mark Pearcy, was arrested on the same charges two days later, on May 31, in neighboring Carroll County.

Neighbors told Nashville’s News 2 investigators searched an RV and property where Mark Pearcy was living prior to his arrest.

A warrant obtained by News 2 states that Jeffrey Pearcy “had shown a visual recording on an electronic device to an individual.” The recording “has information that will prove to be beneficial in the prosecution of a current ongoing investigation” by the TBI.

Witnesses said Mark Pearcy’s voice can allegedly be heard on the recording.

Investigators have not said exactly what the visual recording shows or how they originally learned about it.

"Out of respect for the judicial process, we cannot speak to the particular possible pieces of evidence in this case. We continue our work to follow the leads wherever they might lead," TBI spokesperson Josh Devine said.

Jeffrey Pearcy’s lawyer, Olin Baker, told News 2 the affidavit is inaccurate and his client’s position is that he has neither seen a video with Holly in it nor does one exist as far as he knows.

He added as far as he knows, his client does not know Zachary Adams or Jason Autry, the two other men charged in the case.

"He's not guilty," Baker said. "I'm just interested to see what their theory is or what evidence they think exists."

Jeffrey Pearcy was arraigned Wednesday morning. He was released on $25,000 bond a few hours later. Under the conditions of his bond he must wear a GPS monitoring device and have no contact with a witness in the case.

News 2 has learned prior to his arrest, he only had minor traffic violations on his record.

Jeffrey Pearcy’s next court appearance is scheduled for July 1.

Mark Pearcy is in custody at the Carroll County jail on a $65,000 bond. He appeared in court on June 9.

News 2 learned Mark Pearcy also has other charges unrelated to the Holly Bobo case for unlawful possession of a weapon and sex offender registration violation. He was convicted of statutory rape with a prior conviction in October of 2000 and recently failed to update the registry with a new address, resulting in the violation charge.

He is scheduled to appear in a Decatur County court for a preliminary June 16.

Adams and Autry, remain jailed for first degree murder and aggravated kidnapping in the Bobo case.

SLIDESHOW: Suspects in Holly Bobo case

Shayne Austin, another man connected to the case, was initially granted immunity in exchange for his cooperation in the investigation but apparently failed to comply. He has not, however, been arrested.

Bobo disappeared from her west Tennessee home, near Parsons, on the morning of April 13, 2011.

SLIDESHOW: Photos of Holly Bobo

Her body has not been found and the investigation is ongoing.

“We won’t stop until we find a sense of justice and closure for the family and friends of Holly Bobo,” Devine said.

Anyone with information on the case should call the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-TBI-FIND.

Click here for complete coverage of the Holly Bobo case.

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