Adam Mayes, who remains at large, has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of especially aggravated kidnapping, and false report, police documents show. His wife, Teresa Ann Mayes, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of especially aggravated kidnapping, said her lawyer, Shana Johnson. Additional kidnapping charges against her were dismissed.
The FBI on Wednesday will announce that Adam Mayes is being added to the agency's 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list. Authorities continued their search Wednesday for Mayes, who is suspected of kidnapping Jo Ann Bain and her three daughters in Tennessee.
The reward leading to Mayes' capture is now up to $175,000, including a combination of state and federal agency reward money.
Mayes, 35, is believed to be armed and dangerous with Bain's two youngest daughters, Alexandria, 12, and Kyliyah, 8. Bain and her eldest daughter, Adrienne, 14, were found dead in a home linked to Mayes in Guntown, Mississippi.
The case has drawn at least 17 law enforcement agencies and hundreds of investigators, but an FBI special agent had no updates Wednesday morning.
Teresa Mayes' lawyer, Shana Johnson, told CNN that her client is cooperating with police but would not say whether she knows the whereabouts of Adam Mayes or the girls.
The Mayes family and the Bain family are connected through Adam Mayes' sister Pamela, who used to be married to Jo Ann's husband Gary Bain, the lawyer said. Adam and Teresa Mayes were married for 11 years and lived in Guntown, she said.
Johnson said she has asked for a mental health evaluation of her client.
According to an arrest warrant, Teresa Mayes admitted driving Jo Ann Bain and her three daughters from Hardeman County to Union County, Mississippi. Bain and her daughter Adrienne suffered "serious bodily injury as a result of their removal or confinement," according to the warrant.
Once again, spelling errors in a CNN article. How do I get a job like this, that probably pays $80,000/year or more!??
these posts regarding spelling and grammar errors are so boring. please go away.
Teresa Mayes admitted to watching Adam Mayes kill both Jo Ann and her daughter in the family's garage that night and then drive the bodies and the two little girls to MS. The plan all along was to kidnap the little girls and kill Jo Ann and Adrienne
Why did they want to kidnap the little girls?
How do you know all this? What is their purpose?
@KenC...and that's all you can say about this article?
What else is there to say that's not banal?
Drag 'em out behind the shed and put a bullet in their heads.. sick people.
@KenC. REALLY! That is what you took from this article!? How about some compassion for this family! Get a life.
I'm all for justice and civil rights but I wouldn't shed a tear if these people where just quietly beaten to death in jail.
What with all the spelling errors CNN? Why can't you put out a good product?
Kill them all, let their imaginary god sort them out.
This horrible crime has Crystal Meth written all over it. Just wait and see.
I hope they put a bullet right between his eyes
nah do the same thing they did to their victims.
wow, how sad... I hope and pray they find the little girls alive and unharmed...Will be keeping them in my prayers!
I am with ann! What is the motive behind this brutality? They mentioned that the families r tied together by marriage but no mention of ugly custody disputes or money. Unless it was mentioned earlier on in the investigation and I just didnt catch the article....if so then will some on please fill me in?
inbreeding should be a crime
She looks like another naive girl who thought she was in love.She would dead now also if she refused her piece of crap husband. She will be left holding the bag,because her Coward Husband will shoot himself in the head.
Let me guess...
Someone stole her sweet roll!
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