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Deputies say man charged with Holly Bobo's murder suicidal, assaulted officer

Zachary Adams, the man charged with the aggravated kidnapping and first-degree murder of Decatur County woman Holly Bobo, will now face charges for assaulting an officer, according to a report from the Chester County Sheriff's Department.

The report also said that Adams was overheard expressing the desire to kill himself in the Chester County jail where he is currently being held.

On Friday June 13, Chester County Sheriff Deputy Mark Griffin received an incident statement from corrections officer Mark Morris which stated that Morris had overheard Adams make suicidal comments, "specifically to throw himself from the highest point to which he could climb inside his cell," a report sent out from the sheriff's department today said.

"I advised second shift supervisor, Sgt Brown, to have (sic) Inmate Adams moved to a specialized cell so that he could be monitored and observed (sic) twenty-four hours perday to prevent him from injuring himself," Griffin wrote in the report.

Correctional officers Jordan Phelps, Keith Crowe and Cody Riley later made statements that the three of them entered Adams' cell in order to move him and that Adams refused and resisted.

The officers said Adams jerked away from Riley and struck Riley with his hand. The officers reported that Crowe sprayed Adams with a chemical agent in order to restrain him and that Adams continued to resist and struck Phelps "on or about the nose."

The officers stated that Adams was restrained, but continued to resist and "attempted to trip Crowe at least three times and had to be physically carried to the cell."

The report said Adams will be charged with assault.

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