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Judge allows Holly Bobo suspect Jeff Pearcy to remove GPS device

Posted: Updated: Jul 01, 2014 03:37 PM
Jeff Pearcy was arrested in late May in connection to the Holly Bobo case. Jeff Pearcy was arrested in late May in connection to the Holly Bobo case.
The 42-year-old man continues to maintain his innocence in the case. The 42-year-old man continues to maintain his innocence in the case.
Holly Bobo was abducted from her west Tennessee home April 13, 2011. Holly Bobo was abducted from her west Tennessee home April 13, 2011.
Pearcy is due in court July 29. Pearcy is due in court July 29.
HENDERSON COUNTY, Tenn. - One of the four men charged in connection to the kidnapping and murder of nursing student scored a small victory in court Tuesday.

During his brief afternoon court appearance, a judge agreed to allow Jeff Pearcy to remove a GPS ankle bracelet that has been tracking his location since he was released on bond last month.

The Department of Probation and Parole said they cannot monitor Pearcy because technically he is not on probation or parole.

“I don't need it,” Pearcy said. “Monitoring where I go, this has financially broke me. I can't leave the county, nonetheless the country.”

Pearcy, 42, was arrested and charged with accessory after the fact and tampering with evidence May 29.

SLIDESHOW: Suspects in the Holly Bobo case

Investigators with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation believe he and his half-brother, Mark Pearcy, know about an alleged video that could help solve Bobo's murder case.

Pearcy, however, says he knows nothing about an alleged recording connected to the Bobo case.

“There is nothing to any of this. All they have done is basically destroyed somebody's life for no reason,” Pearcy said, adding, “There is no video. I have not done anything like that. It’s going to all come out at trial.”

Pearcy is due back in court July 29.

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

Her body has not been found.

“It’s still very hard. It’s still like day one. We still don’t know where Holly is. We’d still want to bring her home and be able to put her to rest,” family friend Jill Zemer said after Tuesday’s short hearing.

SLIDESHOW: Photos of Holly Bobo

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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