May 8th, 2012
01:00 PM ET

Police arrest wife, mother of Tennessee kidnapping suspect

Police in Tennessee have arrested the wife and mother of the man suspected of kidnapping Jo Ann Bain and her three daughters, Hardeman County, Tennessee Deputy Clerk Pat Kirk said Tuesday.

The women are accused in connection with the kidnappings, according to Kirk.

The FBI said Monday night that the mother and her 14-year-old daughter Adrienne are dead, though the man they believe abducted them - along with two other daughters - remains at large.

Authorities previously reported that they had found two bodies Friday at a Guntown, Mississippi, residence tied to the kidnapping suspect, Adam Mayes.

Mayes is considered armed and dangerous, with authorities asking for the public's help in tracking down him and the two other girls, 12-year-old Alexandria Bain and 8-year-old Kyliyah Bain, whom he also allegedly abducted.

Authorities established contact with and tried to interview the 35-year-old Mayes soon after the mother and her three daughters were reported missing on April 27 by Jo Ann's husband from Whiteville, a western Tennessee town of 4,600 people, but then he fled, Joel Siskovic, the spokesman for the FBI bureau in Memphis, Tennessee, told CNN affiliate WPTY.

He was last seen May 1 in Guntown, the same northern Mississippi town where the bodies were found. Details haven't been released as to how or exactly when they died.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation late last week issued an Amber Alert asking for the public's help in finding the Bain sisters and for information leading to Mayes' arrest.

Aaron T. Ford, special agent in charge at the FBI's Memphis bureau, told CNN on Sunday that investigators believe all the kidnapping victims "were transported across state lines into Mississippi."

Local, state and federal law enforcement's focus is now in Union County, Mississippi, where Guntown is located, the FBI agent said. Authorities have also pointed out, however, that Mayes has connections to Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida and could be en route to Arizona.

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  1. Concerned citizen

    I am so sad for this family, no one should ever have to go through this...I hope they find the girls quickly and put this monster away. If what Bobby says is true, I hope they get help for the young girl involved. This is heartbreaking.

    May 8, 2012 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jim Weix

    The guy looks like a dirt bag. Why would any decent woman have anything to do with him?

    May 8, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Larry

    "FBI bureau in Memphis [...]" reads awkwardly. So, there is a bureau within the bureau? I'm kidding but it should be "office" or "branch," which would read "the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) office in Memphis.

    By the way, I hope they catch this man before it is too late for the other two girls.

    May 8, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • vatoloke

      It's from the Department of Redundancy Department.

      May 8, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Yep

    Guntown. Really. Can I live there. This guys sick. I hope they find him and he resists!

    May 8, 2012 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  5. azcard

    very confusing headline and article! his mother is his wife?? plus, what does she/they have to do with the kidnapping?!

    May 8, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • vatoloke

      Looks like they like to keep it in the family in that part of Tennessee.

      May 8, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • mickey1313

      Um, its his mom & his wife. Learn to read

      May 8, 2012 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  6. captfoxboro

    well azgard...his mother could actually also be his wife – It is MISSISSIPPI after all .

    May 8, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  7. joe

    headline wife mother this aunt sound sorta for better word not too bright.. maybe this man ment they or one was his like Girl friend fits M.O .of pervert!! if a man starts killing nothing is imposible. he seems like wierd and how does he have so many connections to so many states is he a Bum just travels??

    May 8, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  8. watchdog

    It seems that the group HEZBOLLAH, has a few new members working mortgage frauds in usa
    we have learned that top ranking members Mahmoud Razzaghi,Maryam Khavar,Mike Khavar,
    and many other names used by these people, including Khavari, Bayat, Khaleghi,Zaghami,Imani,
    hosaini,Hosseini,Abedi,Reza, Rezza,
    Just to name a few names that mortgages have been obtained through the Bank of America,
    Bank of New York, US Bank,

    properties are bought forclosed on and short saled to other family members ,,using false ids, when the properties are sold they use insurance fraud to upgrade them,.

    May 8, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • ARCHIE

      THIS IS NOT NEW THIS SO CALLED FAMILY HAS DONE THIS IN THE UK CANADA AND MEXICO FOR YEARS AND IS JUST COMING TO LIGHT HERE BUT HAVE INSIDERS IN THE BANKS AND REALTORS THEY MAKE US PAY TO KILL ARE OWN KIDS WHEN WILL WE WAKE UP ?

      May 8, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • ARCHIE

      THEY TOOK OUT THE ADDERES OF THIS ONE BUT CAN I SAY ITS SAN DUEGO CA?

      May 8, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Me

    He is made unlikable by liberals news outlets like CNN. Obama is your God CNN

    May 8, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  10. rezza

    Hey arch...you approved my short sale application dude....hugs

    May 8, 2012 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • ARCHIE

      REZZA ARE YOU ONE OFF THAT GANG ?SHORT SALES ARE NOT MY GIG

      May 9, 2012 at 12:46 am | Report abuse |
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