Reward Offered For Fugitives Wanted In Kidnapping Plot

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- FBI Charlotte and FBI Atlanta say they are offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information that leads to the arrest of two men wanted in connection with a kidnapping in Wake Forest, North Carolina.

Authorities say Frank Janssen was taken from his home on April 5 and rescued on April 11 at an apartment in Atlanta. The ongoing investigation into the elaborate kidnapping plot has identified two additional suspects, Jakym Camel Tibbs and Quantavious Thompson. Officials say they are considered armed and dangerous.

According to public federal documentation Janssen was targeted by a group operating for the benefit of Kelvin Melton, an inmate at the Polk Correctional Institution in Butner, North Carolina. Melton was previously prosecuted by Frank Janssen's daughter who is an assistant district attorney in Wake County, North Carolina. Melton was convicted and is currently serving a state sentence of life without parole. Melton is now facing additional federal charges for his role in Janssen's kidnapping.

The following five people were arrested on Thursday, April 10, 2014:

  • Jenna Paulin Martin, 21
  • Tiana Maynard - AKA "Tiana Brooks", 30
  • Jevante Price - AKA "Flame", 20
  • Michael Montreal Gooden - AKA "Hot", 21
  • Clifton James Roberts, 29

If you have any information about the whereabouts of either men, call 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324).


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