By ADRIAN SAINZ, The Associated Press
A convicted felon who after his release from prison his trial testimony helped convict Tennessee The man who murdered nursing student Holly Bobo has been arrested on charges of weapons and narcotics.
According to federal and state court documents obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press, Jason Autori was arrested near a rural area after he tried to run away from a sheriff’s deputy last Thursday.
The documents stated that Ottery, who was convicted of 10 felony counts in state and federal court, had a rifle and was also in possession of methamphetamine. In federal court, Eiffel is charged with possessing a firearm. He has also been charged with drug possession and arrest in state court. The court does not show records if he has a lawyer.
Hardin County Judge C. Autry was sentenced to eight years in prison after Creed McGinley pleaded guilty in September to suicide in the Bobo case for facilitating murder and particularly agitated kidnapping.
Bobo was 20 years old when she went missing from her home in rural Parsons, Tennessee in April 2011, leading to a massive search of woods, fields and fields. More than three years later, her remains were found in the woods not far from her home in September 2014, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) southwest of Nashville.
Acharya testified at the 2017 trial of Zachary Adams, who was found guilty of murder, specifically kidnapping and aggravated rape. Adams was sentenced to 50 years in prison.
Autori attained decency and bargained Bobo’s kidnapping, rape and murder in exchange for her detailed, graphic testimony with the prosecution. Atri said that he acted as a lookout as Adams badly shot Bobo under a bridge near a river.
“It looked like boom, boom, boom under that bridge. It was just a shot but its echo was heard, “Ottery testified. “Birds went everywhere, all under that bridge. Then dead silence for just a second.
Judge McGinley praised Autori’s hour-long testimony.
The judge said on Autori’s September 14, “His testimony was some reliable, persuasive testimony that I have ever given in any court.”
Ottery is credited with serving and releasing jail hours after his sentence. He is now in jail after an encounter with a sheriff deputy in Benton County, about 85 miles (136 kilometers) west of Nashville.
The deputy saw Autry lying in a field and searched him for weapons, none found, according to an affidavit filed in federal court by Ashley Robertson, a task force officer with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives .
Deputy Stacey Boswick let Autry go after finding him without an arrest warrant. Bokswick then searched the area and found a rifle, the affidavit states.
The affidavit states that the deputy returned to his car and chased Autary, finding him passing through the path of a house in Holladay. Autori ran towards the house, but stopped when ordered by Boswick, who asked him about the rifle.
The affidavit states that “Ottery stated that he was trying to hit a deer with a gun and that he had observed the patrol car of Deputy Bostwick.”
State arrest offenders said that Atri also had a small cellophane cover with “a clear crystal rock type substance”.
Otari faces a minimum of 15 years in prison if found guilty on federal weapons charges.
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