Suspect in Holly Bobo case maintains innocence - WSMV News 4

Suspect in Holly Bobo case maintains innocence

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DECATURVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

One of the suspects tied to the Holly Bobo case has spoken out for the first time since the TBI confirmed some of Bobo's remains were discovered.

Jeff Pearcy is not charged with Bobo's death, but investigators charged him with accessory after the fact.

They said Pearcy and his half-brother, Mark Pearcy, had a graphic video that showed Bobo after her kidnapping. He denies that charge.

Jeff Pearcy has always maintained his innocence.

"Wrong is wrong, regardless," he said. "I was brought up better than that."

Jeff Pearcy said being linked to the case has changed his life for the worse.

"My life will never be the same," he said. "It's taken everything from me. I can't walk to the grocery store without always stopping and whispering, saying this and that."

In July, a witness testified that Jeff Pearcy showed her the video his half-brother recorded. She claimed she saw Bobo tied up and crying.

Jeff Pearcy said he's never met Bobo, her family or the two other suspects in this case.

"If I had seen a video like that, it would've been straight to law enforcement," he said. "Wouldn't matter who would have brought it to me, whether it's someone in my family."

The Pearcys were arrested in May. Since then, Jeff Pearcy has lost his job and had to wear a monitoring device.

In spite of that, he's confident he'll clear his name.

"I'm looking forward to my day in court, and I want people to know the truth."

Ginseng hunters found a human skull on Sunday in a heavily wooded area of Decatur County. Monday night, the TBI confirmed it belonged to Bobo.

Wednesday, TBI cleared the search site for Bobo's remains in Decatur County. They would not say if anything else was found.

Zach Adams and Jason Autry are charged with kidnapping and killing the nursing student in April of 2011.

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