Kidnapping Suspect Lands on FBI 10 Most Wanted List

Adam Mayes is charged with first-degree murder
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted May 9, 2012 2:30 PM CDT
Kidnapping Suspect Lands on FBI 10 Most Wanted List
In this photo made from surveillance video and released by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Adam Mayes, 35, stands in front of the counter at a convenience store on April 30.   (AP Photo/Tennessee Bureau of Investigation)

The noose is tightening around Adam Mayes, the man believed to be on the run with two girls he is suspected of kidnapping last month. The FBI today pushed him to the top of its 10 Most Wanted list, reports ABC News, filling in the spot vacated when James "Whitey" Bulger was captured last year. The 35-year-old was also charged with first-degree murder today, as was his wife. The two are charged with killing Jo Ann Bain and her 14-year-old daughter, Adrienne.

According to an affidavit, Teresa Mayes admitted to being present on April 27 when her husband killed the two in a garage at the Bain's Whiteville, Tenn., home. She says the motive was to kidnap Bain's younger daughters, 12-year-old Alexandria and 8-year-old Kyliyah, reports the AP. She confessed to driving her husband, the girls, and the two bodies from Whiteville to their home in Guntown, Miss., where she says she saw him dig a hole in the yard. Mayes was last spotted on April 30, on surveillance footage taken at a convenience store in Guntown. A $71,000 reward is being offered for info leading to his arrest. (More Adam Mayes stories.)

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