Searches Continue in Union County
(Guntown, MS) A small army of lawmen are on the hunt for Adam Mayes.
For the better part of Wednesday afternoon they searched the woods near Mayes home in Alpine from the air and on the ground.
Investigators from more than a dozen agencies are tracking down leads all over Union County.
“We believe he could still be in the area and we are going to exhaust that theory,” Special Agent Daniel McMullen said. “We are going to run it down to the very end.”
Part of their efforts included roadblocks.
Michael Lewis was one of the drivers pulled over and searched by troopers.
“He was asking if I had anyone in the vehicle and where I live at,” Lewis said.
Hoping to bring national attention to the search, the FBI added Mayes to the Top 10 Most Wanted list.
“This indicates the seriousness of the crime and it indicates how badly we want to bring Adam to justice and find those missing girls,” Special Agent Aaron Ford said.
While Mayes has evaded officers for more than a week, Wednesday he was still charged with two counts of first degree murder. His wife Teresa was charged too.
According to the arrest affidavits Teresa Mayes told investigators she was with Adam when he allegedly killed Jo Ann Bain and her daughter Adrienne on April 27th in a garage near the Bain’s Whiteville, TN home .
Now the FBI says it’s up to the public to help them get Mayes off the streets and bring those two little girls back home.
“We believe there is someone out there who knows where these girls are,” Agent McMullen said.
The reward for information leading to his arrest is now up to $175,000.