WANTED: Suspect named in kidnapping

Christen Coulon

WANTED: Suspect named in kidnapping

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Authorities are searching for man wanted in the kidnapping of a missing Hardeman County family.  An Amber Alert on two of the missing children has been issued as police search for Adam Mayes following the discovery of the bodies of the family’s mother, Jo Ann and oldest daughter, Adrienne whom were found this weekend at a home near Guntown, Miss.

Jo Ann Bain, 31, and her daughters Kyliyah, 8, Alexandria, 12, and Adrienne, 14, were reported missing from their Hardeman County home April 27.

The Hardeman County Sheriff’s Office has issued a Tennessee Statewide Amber Alert for Alexandria, and Kyliyah Bain. 

The Amber Alert describes the two missing children as, Alexandria, a 12-year-old white female with brown hair, hazel eyes, standing 5 feet tall and weighing 105 pounds, and  Kyliyah who is an 8-year-old white female with blonde hair, brown eyes,  and stands 4 feet tall, weighing 57 pounds. 

Police have identified a suspect in the case as family friend Adam Mayes. Mayes is a 35-year-old white male with brown hair, blue eyes, 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighing 175 pounds. Authorities spoke with Mayes regarding this case, however when they tried to contact him a second time after realizing that he had provided false information, he had fled. 

Authorities say that Mayes has
altered his appearance by cutting his hair and he may have also altered the
appearance of the missing children by
cutting or dying their hair. 

Mayes is currently wanted for kidnapping and a $50,000 reward is being offered for information on the location of Adam Mayes and the missing children. Mayes is believed to be carrying a firearm and should be considered extremely dangerous. Mayes was last seen in Guntown, Mississippi on May 1, 2012. 

Mayes has prior connections to several Southern states. He has also been known to use the aliases Christopher Zachery Wylde and Paco Rodrigass. There is no vehicle info at this time. If you have seen either Mayes or the children, please call the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-TBI-FIND.

Dozens of tips have been received in this case including one fruitless tip in McNairy County, however Mayes  remains at large.