Jason Autry indicted on federal charge for possession of firearm as a felon

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Posted at 4:30 PM, Dec 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-10 17:30:49-05

CAMDEN, Tenn. (WTVF) — Jason Autry has been incited on a federal charge for possession of a firearm by a felon.

Autry was released earlier this year after pleading guilty to lesser charges in the Holly Bobo case.

Officials said a Benton County Sheriff's deputy saw Autry lying down in a field, he did not have any weapons with him but nearby a rifle was found. Autry told the deputy he was attempting to shoot a deer with the gun and that he hid in the field when he saw the deputy's patrol car.

If convicted, he faces up to ten years in federal prison followed by three years supervised release and a fine of $250,000.

Deputies also allegedly found ammunition and evidence of meth in Autry's nearby vehicle.

Last week he was charged with possession of a weapon, possession of drugs and evading arrest in the case.

Autry, who had been incarcerated since 2011, was released from jail back in September after pleading guilty to solicitation to commit murder and facilitation to especially aggravated kidnapping in the Holly Bobo murder case. Bobo's family agreed to the terms of the plea deal.

He was charged in the case, along with Zach and Dylan Adams. Zach Adams was convicted on the strength of Autry’s testimony at trial and sentenced to life in prison. Dylan Adams reached a plea deal for 35 years.

The 20-year-old nursing student was kidnapped from her home on April 13, 2011. Her remains were discovered three years later off County Corner Road in Decatur County. In his testimony, Autry admitted to being there when he claimed Zach Adams shot Bobo.

Autry is now being held in jail without bond.