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FBI and TBI Announce Payment of Reward for Information That Led to the Capture of Adam Christopher Mayes

FBI Memphis July 30, 2012
  • Supervisory Special Agent Joel E. Siskovic (901) 747-4300

MEMPHIS—The Memphis and Jackson Divisions of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announce payment of reward money to those responsible for providing information which directly led to the capture of former FBI and TBI Top Ten Most Wanted Fugitive Adam Christopher Mayes.

On May 9, 2012, the FBI announced the addition of Mayes to its FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list. Mayes was wanted in connection with the alleged kidnapping of Jo Ann Bain, age 31, and her three children—Kyliyah, age 8; Alexandria, age 12; and Adrienne, age 14—from Whiteville, Tennessee, on April 27, 2012. Jo Ann and Adrienne were later found deceased in Mississippi.

On May 10, 2012, law enforcement captured Mayes and rescued Kyliyah and Alexandria in Alpine, Mississippi, based on information generated as a direct result of the FBI’s and TBI’s outreach to the public.

Mayes was the 496th person to be placed on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, which was established in March 1950. Following the capture of and including Mayes, 466 fugitives have been apprehended or located—154 of them as a result of citizen cooperation.

As of Monday, July 30, 2012, the FBI and TBI have paid reward money to more than one individual. To protect the safety, anonymity, and privacy of those responsible for providing information which directly led to the capture of Mayes, neither the FBI nor TBI will comment further regarding the reward, to include the amount paid, how many individuals were paid, or who was paid.

Any further inquiries relating to the investigation and prosecution of this matter should be directed to TBI and the 25th Judicial District Attorney General’s Office.