Teresa Mayes


Teresa and Adam Mayes Now Charged with Murder

Adam Mayes and his wife Teresa Mayes have now been charged with two counts of first degree murder in the killing of Jo Ann Bain and Adreienne Bain. They also face two counts each of especially aggravated kidnapping in the disappearance of the two other Bain girls.

Teresa Mayes remains in custody at the Hardeman County Jail. Adam Mayes is still on the run and is wanted by the FBI.

According to court documents, Teresa Mayes told investigators that Adam Mayes intended to take Alexandria Bain, 12, and Kyliyah Bain, 8, from their home.

The affidavit also states that Teresa Mayes told TBI agents that "she was present while Adam Mayes killed Jo Ann Bain in a garage adjacent to the house" where the Bain family lived in Whiteville.

The complaint also states that Teresa told investigators Adam Mayes killed Adreienne Bain, 14 at the Bain home as well.

Court documents go on to state that, "Both murders were directly a part of the kidnapping of Alexandria Bain,12, and Kyliyah Bain, 8."

Adam Mayes additionally faces a charge of filing a false report for allegedly lying to investigators when he was interviewed about the disappearances of the Bains on April 29.

Adam Mayes remains at large with warrants for his arrest that include murder, kidnapping and filing a false report. A total of $71,000 is being offered for information leading to Mayes’ arrest and the location of Alexandria and Kyliyah Bain. Fifty-thousand dollars is being offered by the U.S. Marshals, $15,000 from Governor Bill Haslam and $6,000 from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

Adam Mayes was last seen in Guntown on May 1, 2012 and is considered armed and dangerous. Investigators have information that Mayes may have changed his appearance as well as the missing victims’. 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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