Cops Arrest Wife, Mother of Kidnapping Suspect

Manhunt continues for Adam Mayes, two teenage girls
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 8, 2012 3:40 PM CDT
Teresa Mayes, wife of Adam Mayes.   (AP Photo/Hardeman County Sheriff’s Office)
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(Newser) – The net widened today 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. Teresa Mayes, 30, was charged with especially aggravated kidnapping and Mary Mayes, 65, was charged with conspiracy to commit kidnapping.

Teresa Mayes told investigators she drove Jo Ann Bain and her daughters from Hardeman County in Tennessee, where they lived, to Union County in Mississippi, where Adam and Teresa Mayes lived with his parents, according to an affidavit filed in court. The bodies of 31-year-old Jo Ann Bain and 14-year-old Adrienne Bain were found last week behind the mobile home in Mississippi where the Mayes family lived. The affidavit provides the first clue that the victims may have been killed soon after they were abducted. It says Adam Mayes' wife and mother saw him digging a hole in the yard on April 27 or soon after. Alexandria Bain, 12, and Kyliyah Bain, 8, were still missing, and neighbors were planning a candlelight vigil for the girls this evening.

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