Who is Suspected Kidnapper Adam Mayes? His Neighbors Paint A Picture
(Alpine, MS) The talk in the small community of Alpine is about Adam Mayes, a neighbor who police say is now a suspected kidnapper.
Unidentified neighbor, “I never had any problems with him”
He lives right across the road from where police believe Mayes lived. The man allowed us onto his property, but reluctantly talked about Mayes.
“Sometimes people put up a facade when something ain’t right”
Authorities described Mayes as armed and extremely dangerous. The FBI says he was considered a trusted family friend to the Bain family. They say he didn’t have a serious criminal history.
Mayes was last seen in Guntown, Mississippi on Tuesday and may be headed to Arizona or to North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida where he has connections.
At the Alpine Fire Department, several people attend a town fundraiser, but they say they are in shock about the accusations about one of their neighbors.
Alpine Fire Chief Lewis Grimes says Mayes had just recently moved to town about a year ago and most people didn’t know much about him or his family.
Grimes said, “It unnerves a community like this. This is a pretty quiet community, nothing serious has happened around here. It’s a pretty rough situation “
Neighbors such as Dale Williams say they’re worried about the safety of the Bain family and others living in Alpine.
Williams said, “I hope they give him what he needs, whatever that might be. I don’t want him hurting any more kids or anybody.”
But others like Candy McCollum say they will volunteer their own time to work with police to track down Mayes.
McCollum said, “His face looks familiar. He looks creepy. I pray he’s caught. I’ll help them if they want me to”