Two more sought in kidnapping of NC prosecutor’s father
RALEIGH, N.C. — The FBI says it has charged two more people in the kidnapping of 63-year-old Frank Janssen from his Wake Forest home.
The two new charges are against Jakym Camel Tibbs and Quantavious Thompson. The Federal Bureau of Investigation divisions in Charlotte and Atlanta are offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to their arrest.
Authorities said Janssen was targeted by an imprisoned Bloods gang member, Kelvin Melton, 49, who allegedly masterminded the kidnapping from his jail cell in Butner.
Melton allegedly gave instructions on how to kill Janssen and dispose of his body, according to WTVD.
Janssen is the father of the Wake County prosecutor who sent Melton to prison.
The group allegedly used a Taser to subdue Janssen on April 5 and then drove him to an apartment in Atlanta, where they started making demands by text message.
An FBI team rescued Janssen April 10.
Five others have been charged in the case in Atlanta, including Jenna Paulin Martin, 21; Tiana Maynard – AKA “Tiana Brooks”, 21; Jevante Price – AKA “Flame”, 21; Michael Montreal Gooden – AKA “Hot”, 22; Clifton James Roberts, 29.
Melton is also charged.
Martin and Maynard waived their probable cause hearings Tuesday and will be extradited to North Carolina.
All face federal kidnapping charges.
If convicted, they face the possibility of a maximum sentence of life without parole and a $250,000 fine.