Two arraigned in connection with murder, kidnapping

By Daily Journal and Associated Press

Surveillance video of Adam Mayes from Guntown store April 30 below.

GUNTOWN – The net widened Tuesday in the case of a Mississippi man suspected of killing a Tennessee woman and her teenage daughter and fleeing with her two younger girls as authorities charged his wife and mother in connection with the abduction.
As an intense manhunt for Adam Mayes and the two young girls continued, his wife, Teresa Mayes, and mother, Mary Mayes, were arraigned in a Hardeman County, Tenn., courtroom.
Teresa Mayes, 31, was charged with especially aggravated kidnapping and Mary Mayes, 65, was charged with conspiracy to commit kidnapping.
According to Hardeman County, Tenn., Circuit Court Clerk Linda Fulghum, bond for Teresa Mayes was set at $500,000 and bond for Mary Mayes was set at $300,000. Both women are from Guntown.
Investigators are still searching for Adam Mayes, 31, of Guntown, in connection with the killing of Bain and her 14-year-old daughter Adrienne Bain.
The two were found dead over the weekend in shallow graves behind the trailer Mayes rents in the Alpine community at 1373 Highway 9 N. An Amber Alert was put out over the weekend for those missing in the case.
FBI officials also said they believe Mayes has Bain’s other two daughters, 12-year-old Alexandria and 8-year-old Kyliyah with him. They are operating under the assumption the two girls are still alive.
Mississippi Highway Patrol set up roadblocks and maintained patrol in rural areas of Guntown and the Alpine community near the home the Mayes family is renting.
Deborah Madden of the FBI said Tuesday they will continue to search for Mayes in rural north Mississippi.
Even though Mayes has connections to other states, officials say they don’t think he has left the area. He has been seen on surveillance video at a Guntown store.
In an affidavit, Teresa Mayes admitted to Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agents that she was involved with driving the four individuals to Union County from Hardeman County.
The FBI is offering a $50,000 reward for information that leads to the apprehension of Adam Mayes and location of missing victims.
Anyone with information can call (800) TBIFIND.

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