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Attorney: Third man to be charged soon in Bobo investigation

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Zachary Adams (left) and Jason Autry Zachary Adams (left) and Jason Autry
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

A third man is about to be arrested in the Holly Bobo murder investigation, according to that man's attorney.

Shayne Kyle Austin, 29, had signed an immunity agreement, according to his lawyer, Luke Evans, but now that agreement may be null and void for untruthfulness.

It is a complicated and unexpected turn in a case that is rapidly developing.

Earlier Tuesday, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced indictments of especially aggravated kidnapping and first-degree felony murder against Jason Wayne Autry, 39, in Bobo's disappearance.

Autry is currently imprisoned at Riverbend State Penitentiary on an assault charge, and he is due for an arraignment Wednesday along with fellow suspect Zachary Adams, who was previously charged with kidnapping and murder in the Bobo case.

As first reported by the Jackson Sun, Evans says Austin signed an agreement to testify against the other accused killers in exchange for immunity from prosecutors, but the district attorney emailed Evans that the deal was off.

In a statement to Channel 4 News late Tuesday, Evans said:

"My client takes issue with the state's assertion that he was untruthful and not forthcoming. My client has remained in full compliance with the agreement he entered into with the state of Tennessee. I expect them to honor his agreement. We're set to have a hearing on my client's request for injunctive relief regarding the state's attempt to breach the immunity agreement next month."

Again, according to Evans, the district attorney's office says the immunity agreement was based on complete truthfulness, and the D.A. believes Austin lied about what happened.

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