Adam Mayes has officially taken the spot of Boston mob boss James “Whitey” Bulgar at the top of the FBI’s most wanted list, after he was charged with murdering Jo Ann Bain and her oldest daughter, and kidnapping her two youngest daughters.
At a press conference on Wednesday, FBI Special Agent Aaron Ford stated:
“We will hunt down Adam Mayes and rescue those two little girls.”
The new charges against Mayes, as well as his wife Teresa, came a day after Teresa and Mayes’ mother, Mary, were arrested by police in connection with the case. .
Teresa, 31, reportedly confessed to being present on April 27th while her husband murdered Jo Ann and her oldest daughter, Adrienne, in the garage of the Bain residence in Whiteville, Tenn.
She reportedly then drover Mayes, 35, Bain’s remaining daughters, Alexandria and Kyliyah, as well as the two bodies, to Guntown, Miss, where the two live with Adam Mayes’ parents.
Adam and Teresa reportedly planned and executed the murders in order to kidnap the two youngest Bain girls, who are ages 12 and 8, although Sheriff Tommy Wilhite of Union County, Mississippi, states:
“We have no indication now as to motive.”
Wilhite went on to say that:
“We keenly and firmly believe that Adam Mayes is out there somewhere with those two young children and it’s going to be up to the public to help us bring these children back home and place him in custody where he needs to be.”
Teresa and Adam Mayes have both been charged with first degree murder and aggravated kidnapping. Adam has also been charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, considered a federal crime, allowing the FBI to take over jurisdiction in the case.
The affadavits filed with the charges state:
“Teresa Mayes stated that Adam Mayes intended to take Alexandria Bain and Kyliyah Bain from their home in Hardeman County. Both murders were directly part of the kidnapping of Alexandria Bain and Kyliyah Bain.”
The FBI have offered a $71,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Adam Mayes.