GUNTOWN, Miss. (AP, abc24.com) - Police have arrested the wife and mother of a man suspected of abducting and killing a Tennessee woman and her oldest daughter and kidnapping the woman's two youngest daughters.
The TBI and Attorney General's office has charged Adam Mayes' wife, 31-year-old Teresa Mayes, with four counts of Especially Aggravated Kidnapping. Her bond has been set at $500,000.
Adam's mother, 65-year-old Mary Mayes, is charged with four counts of Conspiracy to Commit Especially Aggravated Kidnapping, and is being held on $300,000 bond.
Both are in jail in Hardeman County, Tenn., and will be arraigned Tuesday.
31-year-old JoAnn Bain and her daughters, Adrienne Bain, 14, Alexandria Bain, 12, and 8-year-old Kyliyah Bain were reported missing on April 27, 2012 from their Whiteville- Newcastle Road home in Hardeman County.
Adam Mayes, who was considered a friend of the family, was with them in their home early that morning. It is believed he abducted them, and with Teresa Mayes, took them to Union County, Miss.
On Saturday, the bodies of JoAnn Bain and Adrienne Bain were discovered buried in the shallow grave behind Mary Mayes’ residence on Hwy.9 in Guntown. Alexandria and Kyliyah Bain are still missing and are believed to be with Adam Mayes.
Surveillance video shows Adam Mayes at the County Line One Market in Guntown on April 30.
Teresa Mayes' sister Bobbi Booth said Adam Mayes and his wife lived with his parents.
The bodies of Jo Ann Bain and 14-year-old Adrienne Bain were found behind a house in North Mississippi late last week.
Booth told the AP her sister told her last week she knew about the killings, but she thinks Teresa Mayes may have been too scared to call the police.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is requesting that anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Adam Mayes, Alexandria Bain and Kyliyah Bain call the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.
The TBI has added Mayes to the state’s Top Ten Most Wanted list and a $6,000 reward is being offered for information leading to his whereabouts and arrest. The FBI and U.S. Marshals Service are offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the location of the missing victims and the arrest of Adam Mayes.