Decatur Co. Sheriff brings in help for Holly Bobo hearings

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DECATUR COUNTY, Tenn. — For the first time, the three men charged in the Holly Bobo case will be under the same roof. Decatur County Sheriff Keith Byrd said he is beefing up security to make sure those men stay safe at the Wednesday hearing. “Several of us have sat down and studied this thing from A to Z,” Byrd said. Zach Adams and Jason Autry both have been indicted on charges of kidnapping and murder in the Bobo case. Zach’s little brother, Dylan Adams, is charged with two counts of rape. Byrd said they have been preparing for this type of security with the possibility of an upcoming trial. “A helicopter will be flying around the court square area during court, and of course he’ll be looking for anything that don’t look right,” he said. Byrd said he is calling in help from Parsons Police Department and Perry County Sheriff’s Department. They will have double the security in front of and inside the courtroom. “Everybody goes through the scanner, even the judge,” he said. Each of the three men will have their own officer by their side. “The street where they load and unload the defendants, those will be armed with rifles and shotguns,” Byrd said. He said the streets around the courthouse will be closed. “It’s not been proven they did anything, but we want to get to the bottom of that,” Byrd said. “In the meantime, my job is the safety of everybody involved.”

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