Fugitive Kidnapping Suspect Charged With Murder, Added to FBI's Most Wanted List
There's a new name on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list.
Authorities have added the man suspected of killing a Tennessee woman and her teenage daughter and fleeing with the woman's two other young girls, as police hope more public attention to the case will help them nab the suspect, Adam Mayes.
Earlier Wednesday, two first-degree murder charges were filed against Mayes, 35, who has been sought by authorities for more than a week. His wife, Teresa Mayes, was also charged.
His inclusion on the Most Wanted list comes with a $100,000 reward for anyone providing information leading to his arrest. Local authorities have also pitched in an additional $75,000.
An affidavit says Teresa Mayes of Guntown, Miss., told authorities she was with Adam Mayes on April 27 when he allegedly killed Jo Ann Bain, 31 and her 14-year-old daughter, Adrienne, in a garage at the Bains' Whiteville, Tenn., home.
Teresa Mayes told officials the motive was to kidnap Bain's two younger daughters, 12-year-old Alexandria and 8-year-old Kyliyah.
A call seeking comment from Teresa Mayes' attorney wasn't immediately returned.
Meanwhile, authorities released new surveillance video Tuesday they say shows Adam Mayes in a convenient store three days after the women disappeared, MyFoxMemphis.com reported.
The store clerk described Mayes as “calm” and “normal,” the station reported. He even purchased a Coke.
"I remember he had a haircut because he had a pony(tail) and now he had a haircut," Nick Barghoutti, the clerk, said.