Friday, March 7 2014 5:34 PM EST2014-03-07 22:34:21 GMT
(WMC-TV) - MLGW continues to restore power to people in Frayser. The power was knocked out Sunday and Monday as a result of the winter storm that moved through the area.Action News 5's Anna Marie HartmanMore >>
MLGW continues to restore power to people in Frayser. The power was knocked out Sunday and Monday as a result of the winter storm that moved through the area.More >>
Friday, March 7 2014 5:25 PM EST2014-03-07 22:25:43 GMT
(WMC-TV) – Memphis police believe the shooter from Thursday's Oak Court Mall incident is still on the loose. Shortly after the shooting Thursday evening, officers stopped a car they thought was connectedMore >>
Thursday's shooting at Oak Court mall started with an argument over a previous gang shooting and a stolen shirt, according to witnesses cited in a Memphis Police Department incident report.More >>
Friday, March 7 2014 4:25 PM EST2014-03-07 21:25:48 GMT
(WMC-TV) - First Book Mid-South has, again, put books in the hands of young readers; this time the delivery numbered in the thousands. Title 1 Schools across Shelby County received a donation of 120,000More >>
First Book Mid-South has, again, put books in the hands of young readers; this time the delivery numbered in the thousands.More >>
Friday, March 7 2014 4:21 PM EST2014-03-07 21:21:11 GMT
(CNN / WBBJ) - The family of the man charged in Holly Bobo's disappearance is shedding new light on the case. Zachary Adams' step-father says living with the now-accused killer was like a recurring nightmare.More >>
The family of the man charged in Holly Bobo's disappearance is shedding new light on the case.More >>
Friday, March 7 2014 3:58 PM EST2014-03-07 20:58:56 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A man is under arrest in connection with the death of a 3-year-old girl. Tony McKinney, 27, told police he spanked his girlfriend's daughter, Ciriyah West, for five or six minutes on May 29,More >>
A man is under arrest in connection with the death of a 3-year-old girl.
Tony McKinney, 27, told police he spanked his girlfriend's daughter, Ciriyah West, for five or six minutes on May 29, 2013. More >>
HARDEMAN COUNTY, TN -
(WMC-TV) – Teresa Mayes' testimony was read by a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agent in a Hardeman County courtroom.
In the testimony, it was revealed that Adam Mayes had been planning the kidnapping of the Bain sisters for more than one year. That is according to his wife, Theresa.
Her testimony also said that Adam was in love with Alexandria Bain, the 12-year-old sister who survived the ordeal. Teresa claimed he called her his "new love". She said he was planning to move to Arizona because he said he could not live without her.
In her statement, Theresa said she and Adam originally planned to kidnap the girls from the bus stop two days earlier, but showed up late and failed.
She hid the Mayes' Durango at the Bain house for two days eating pickles and warm soda while her husband waited for an opportunity.
"Thursday night, Adam poisoned Gary using Visine, Lexorall, Darvocet, Demerol in a Tequila sunrise. Jo Ann was supposed to drink one as well, but she went to sleep beforehand so Adam gave Gary the drink intended for Jo Ann," the testimony read.
Teresa claims Adam then hit Jo Ann Bain with a two by four.
"He said this didn't phase her. Adam said she fought while he was strangling her with a rope with PVC at the ends," said Teresa Mayes' testimony.
The testimony also revealed that Adam Mayes smothered Adrienne, but that was all he shared with his wife.
Teresa said Jo Ann and 14-year-old Adrienne Bain were killed at the home. She also said that the girls were on their property the first time investigators came to their door.
"The deputy told us about the girls and Jo Ann, but my name was never brought up, but Adam's name was brought up," said Teresa's testimony. "Adam said he didn't know where the girls were. And Adam elbowed me when the deputy turned his head. And I said, 'Oh my god,' and went back into the house. I checked myself into behavioral about an hour later. Adam and I fought about this and Mary took my side in the argument. I think the kids were on the camera in the yard at the time."
The judge decided to turn Teresa Mayes' case over to the grand jury.
She is charged with two counts of first degree murder and two counts of especially aggravated kidnapping.
The judge also turned Mary Mayes' case over to the grand jury.
Mary's defense attorney, Terry Dycus, says his client did not assist in a kidnapping.
"Our client all along has said that she didn't know that they were kidnapped," said Dycus.
He also said he is concerned about hearsay evidence, which lead him to a previous Action News 5 report and jailhouse letters sent to Teresa's sister, Bobbi Lee Booth.
"My client says she's never sent any letters to her, that she's very limited in her resources. She doesn't have any stamps and wouldn't have wasted a stamp on a letter to Bobbi Lee Booth," said Dycus.
Mary is charged with two counts of especially aggravated kidnapping.
It was April 27 when Jo Ann Bain and her three daughters went missing. On May 5, the media learned that two bodies were found in a shallow grave behind Adam Mayes' home. That same day, an Amber Alert was issued for the missing Bain girls.
Two days later, the bodies found at the Mayes home were identified as being Jo Ann Bain and her oldest daughter, Adrienne. The next day Adam's wife, Teresa, and his mother, Mary, were charged in connection to the crimes.
The two girls were found May 10 when a wildlife resource officer came upon them in the woods just miles from where Jo Ann and Adrienne Bain's bodies were found.
Thursday, March 6 2014 11:52 AM EST2014-03-06 16:52:13 GMT
The Metro Nashville Emergency Communications Center says employees received 162 false 911 calls from a child playing with an old cell phone in less than 24 hours. Officials say the calls started aroundMore >>
The Emergency Communications Center in Nashville says employees received 162 false 911 calls from a child playing with an old cell phone in less than 24 hours.More >>
Thursday, March 6 2014 7:50 AM EST2014-03-06 12:50:29 GMT
(WMC-TV) - The man accused of kidnapping and murdering missing nursing student Holly Bobo has a criminal history of violence. Along with various drug-related crimes, Adams has served in jail for a varietyMore >>
The man accused of kidnapping and murdering missing nursing student Holly Bobo has a criminal history of violence.More >>
Friday, March 7 2014 6:04 AM EST2014-03-07 11:04:46 GMT
(WMC-TV) – A crash that involved four cars and nearly injured a Shelby County sheriff's deputy Friday morning in the Hickory Hill community is under investigation. A witness on the scene told Action NewsMore >>
A crash that involved four cars and nearly injured a Shelby County sheriff's deputy Friday morning in the Hickory Hill community is under investigation.More >>
Friday, May 18 2012 7:17 PM EDT2012-05-18 23:17:11 GMT
(WMC-TV) - More than 1,000 Action News 5 Facebook fans are rallying around a mother who feels Facebook is discriminating against photos she posted on the social media network of her son. Grayson JamesMore >>
UPDATE: A Mid-South mother has been banned from Facebook for the photos she posted of her newborn son.
Monday, February 17 2014 3:39 PM EST2014-02-17 20:39:57 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Millington police are investigating a homicide at Jones Orchard Sunday. According to investigators, the victim is a baby. Police are working at the orchard on Singleton Parkway. Action NewsMore >>
Millington investigators contacted Memphis Police Department crime scene investigators knowing they had been working a missing baby case since early January. More >>
Friday, March 7 2014 10:15 AM EST2014-03-07 15:15:13 GMT
(WMC-TV) – Mid-South travelers will have more options when flying out of the Bluff City as a new airline spreads it wings at Memphis International Airport. Frontier Airlines is the latest to land at MEMMore >>
Mid-South travelers will have more options when flying out of the Bluff City as a new airline spreads it wings at Memphis International Airport.More >>
Thursday, March 6 2014 4:45 AM EST2014-03-06 09:45:02 GMT
(WMC-TV) - An indictment was handed down Wednesday of especially aggravated kidnapping and first degree felony murder on Zachary Adams in connection to the disappearance of Holly Bobo.Watch the news conferenceMore >>
A grand jury handed down an indictment Wednesday charging Zachary Adams with especially aggravated kidnapping and first-degree felony murder in connection with the three-year disappearance of Holly Bobo.
Thursday, March 6 2014 7:57 PM EST2014-03-07 00:57:43 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Action News 5 uncovered shocking new details about the man accused of murder in connection with Holly Bobo's disappearance. A 14 page rap sheet of criminal history reveals Zachary Adams hasMore >>
A 14 page rap sheet of criminal history reveals Zachary Adams has a history of violent assaults against women, including one against his own mother.More >>
Thursday, March 6 2014 4:05 PM EST2014-03-06 21:05:57 GMT
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)- State officials are seeking answers from the Arkansas Highway Transportation Department on the massive blockades on Interstate 55 during the winter storm. Senator Keith Ingram ofMore >>
State officials are seeking answers from the Arkansas Highway Transportation Department on the massive blockades on Interstate 55 during the winter storm.More >>