2 more charged in Wake Forest kidnapping


The two new charges are against Jakym Camek Tibbs, 21, aka "Jak", and Quantavious Thompson, 18, aka "Quan". Neither man is in custody. The FBI is offering a $25,000 reward.

"My office will continue to pursue everyone involved with this heinous crime. This deliberate attack on our judicial system will not be tolerated," stated U.S. Attorney Walker in a news release.

Authorities said Janssen was targeted by an imprisoned Bloods gang member - 49-year-old Kelvin Melton - 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.

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. A special FBI team located and rescued Janssen April 10.

According to arrest documents made public Wednesday, Tibbs was part of the group that drove to Wake Forest to kidnap Janssen. He is seen on surveillance video when the group made a stop at a McDonald's in South Carolina.

The federal criminal complaint says the group dropped a receipt from the restaurant on the floor of Janssen's home during the kidnapping.

A federal judge denied bond for five others charged in the case in Atlanta on Tuesday. They are:

  • 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.

If you have information regarding the whereabouts of Jakym Camel Tibbs and Quantavious Thompson, call 1-800-CALL-FBI.

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