Adam Mayes from Surveillance on April 30, 2012

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Adam Mayes on FBI Most Wanted List, $175,000 Reward Offered

The FBI has added Adam Christopher Mayes to their most wanted list and the reward for information leading to his capture and the safe return of Alexandria and Kyliyah Bain is now at $175,000.

Prosecutors said at an afternoon press conference in Guntown, MS that they have charged Mayes with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

During the press conference, FBI agents said they firmly believe Adam Mayes still has Alexandria and Kyliyah Bain with him. They continued that law enforcement is working 24/7 on this case and will not stop until they are home.

“We believe Mayes could be anywhere in the United States, and we are extremely concerned for the safety of the girls,” said Aaron Ford, special agent in charge of our Memphis office.

“It is law enforcement’s responsibility to protect those who cannot protect themselves, and in this situation that is Alexandria and Kyliyah Bain,” said Mark Gwyn, director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. “These two children have lost their mother and older sister and deserve to be safely returned to their father.”

Investigators have said they are searching by air and ground for Mayes and have utilized SWAT to do several searches related to the case.

Adam Mayes, 35, and Teresa Mayes, 31, both of Guntown, Miss. are each facing two counts of first degree murder as well as two counts of especially aggravated kidnapping for the abduction of 12-year-old Alexandria Bain and 8-year-old Kyliyah Bain. Teresa Mayes remains in the Hardeman County Jail without bond.

JoAnn Bain and her daughters were reported missing on April 27, 2012 from their home in Hardeman County.

Investigators believe that Adam Mayes, who was considered a friend of the family, was with them in their home early that morning.

According to a news release from the TBI, the investigation has revealed that Mayes killed Jo Ann and Adrienne Bain at their residence then he and Teresa Mayes transported their corpses to Union County, Miss. The bodies were later discovered in a shallow grave behind Mary Mayes’ residence. Court documents allege that the murders were directly a part of the kidnapping of Alexandria and Kyliyah Bain.

Adam Mayes was last seen in Guntown on May 1, 2012 and is considered armed and dangerous. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is requesting that anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Adam Mayes, Alexandria Bain and Kyliyah Bain call the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.

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