DECATUR COUNTY, Tenn. – Investigators have not named 29 year-old Zachary Adams as a suspect in the disappearance of Holly Bobo, but they have spent the last three days searching his property on Adams Lane in Decatur County.
On Monday, Adams faced a judge in Decatur County for an unrelated aggravated assault charge. The Jackson Sun reported Adams told the media taking pictures that he "is not the one" as he was leaving the courtroom. According to affiliate reports, Adams was held on a $1-million bond, accused of holding a gun to a woman's head and threatening to "gut" her.
He has not been named in Holly Bobo's investigation, but his mother Cindy Adams believes with all the coverage and activity of this property, he's already been convicted in the public eye.
"I probably haven't slept more than eight hours since Friday," said Cindy Adams. "I'm very emotional and not just for Zachary but I have family in Decatur County, and they are having to go through this humiliation also."
Cindy Adams admits that her son has been mixed up in drugs, but she doesn't believe he's capable of harming another person.
The TBI executed search warrants at various locations in the area early Friday morning in connection with the Bobo disappearance.
Over the course of the three day investigation, officials with the TBI have been seen using shovels and various other tools to dig and sift through dirt behind a house in Decatur County. After a cadaver dog went over the area, investigators began driving probes down into the ground to see if they might hit upon anything solid. Several vehicles were also seen being towed away from the area. The owner of either vehicle was not known.
Investigators scaled back the search Monday due to the weather but are expected to resume the search in coming days.
Holly Bobo was last seen at her family's home in Decatur County on April 13, 2011, when her brother told authorities he saw a man in hunting clothes leading the 20-year-old into the woods around the family home.
The search has reached far outside the small towns of West Tennessee. Fliers and cards with Bobo's picture and description can still be found throughout Tennessee and in neighboring states. Truckers with cross-country routes have affixed decals with Bobo's picture on them on their vehicles.
Anyone with information about Holly's case is urged to call 1-800-TBI-FIND. A $250,000 reward is being offered in the case.