Authorities say 63-year-old Frank Janssen was targeted by an imprisoned Bloods gang member - 49-year-old Kelvin Melton - who allegedly masterminded the kidnapping from his jail cell in Buttner.
The group allegedly used a Taser to subdue Janssen and then drove him to an apartment in Atlanta, where they started making demands by text message. A special FBI team located and rescued Janssen April 10.
The five who allegedly took part in the abduction face federal kidnapping charges:
- 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
If convicted, they face the possibility of a maximum sentence of life without parole.
Investigators said they are looking for more suspects.