Justin Adams, 25, was taken into custody by Oklahoma City police Friday morning at his home in Blanchard and is being held in the Oklahoma County jail. Jaymie Adams was six months pregnant with her fifth child when she went missing in December.
He made a televised appearance shortly after her disappearance and issued a tearful plea for her return: “She deserves to be home with her family. Her children need their mother. If by some miracle you are watching this, I want you to know that I love you and I can’t wait to see you again.”
Her body was found Jan. 7 at a dirt bike track in southeast Oklahoma City.
Court documents show she complained in the months leading up to her death that she was beaten by her husband.
A probable cause affidavit filed by police Friday in Oklahoma County said information from law enforcement agencies and witnesses indicated “the relationship between Justin and Jaymie Adams was physically violent. Jaymie Adams reported being assaulted by Justin during the month before her death.”
A Blanchard police detective said Jaymie Adams showed up at the police station to report a domestic dispute in the month before her death. The case was referred to Grady County because the couple lived outside the city limits.
Grady County Sheriff Art Kell said deputies responded to a domestic disturbance call at the home but did not make a written report because neither party wanted to pursue the matter. He said Jaymie Adams did not claim she was physically abused.
Justin Adams became a target in the investigation of his wife’s disappearance early on after he admitted lying to police about her work as an Internet prostitute and the circumstances the night she disappeared.
Justin Adams' mother, who lives next door to her son, was home when he was arrested. She informed the family's attorney, Irven Box.
“It didn't surprise me that he was arrested,” Box said. “That was always a possibility. At this time we have to look at what evidence the state has and go from there.”
Justin Adams was arrested on a warrant, but no charges had been filed in the case as of Friday.
Husband’s story changed
Justin Adams called police about 5 a.m. Dec. 10 to report his wife missing, saying she had gone to meet a friend the previous night at a McDonald’s near SE 29 and Douglas. He met an Oklahoma City police officer at the McDonald’s, where her van was found.