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Seventh suspect captured in kidnapping of Wake Forest man

Posted April 21, 2014

Jakym "Jak" Camel Tibbs

— A seventh suspect in the kidnapping of a Wake Forest man was arrested Monday morning in Pennsylvania, the FBI reported.

Jakym “Jak” Camel Tibbs was taken into custody at a house on Reel Street in Harrisburg. He is scheduled for a 1:30 p.m. court appearance in connection with the kidnapping of 63-year-old Frank Janssen, who was taken from his home April 5 and rescued five days later during an FBI raid of a southeast Atlanta home.

Authorities have described Janssen's kidnapping as an "elaborate plot" orchestrated via text messages by Kelvin Melton. Janssen's daughter, Assistant District Attorney Colleen Janssen, prosecuted Melton nearly two years ago and won a conviction that put him in prison for the rest of his life.

Authorities say Melton sent more than 120 texts that included threats of torture to Janssen's wife and instructions to the alleged kidnappers on how to kill Janssen and dispose of his body.

Five others were arrested soon after Janssen was freed. Jenna Paulin Martin, 21, Tiana Maynard, 20, Jevante Price, 20, Michael Montreal Gooden, 21, and Clifton James Roberts, 29, each face federal kidnapping charges, which carry maximum prison sentences of life without parole.

Last week, the FBI offered a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of two more suspects identified in the case: Tibbs and Quantavious Thompson.

Thompson was captured in Atlanta on Thursday.
FBI spokeswoman Shelley Lynch said it is too soon to determine whether the reward played a role in the capture of Thompson or Tibbs.


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  • Billy the Kid Apr 22, 2014

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    Prison guards can be bought by prisoners. Just sayin'.

  • Nancy Martin Apr 22, 2014
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    They haven't finished - they need to find out why this phone was in the jail AND find out why they never found it all this time.
    Something stinks.

  • Fred Garner Apr 22, 2014
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    And your statistical proof comes from which source??

  • Derric Fuller Apr 22, 2014
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    "Another Holder, Obama Follower...'

    Gang members don't follow politics. You're giving them too much credit.

  • bmac813 Apr 22, 2014

    Another Holder, Obama Follower. I am wondering if they want this Group to get an early out.
    Legalizing Drugs and now The Obama Administration wanting to Pardon Druggies from Prison. What is this Country coming to, But DESTROYED FROM WITH-IN.

  • Brian Jenkins Apr 22, 2014

    Of course someone told. Give them the $25k!

  • SFSOLDIER Apr 22, 2014

    Throw all of them in jail for the rest of their lousy lives!

  • lopo Apr 21, 2014

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    Last week Mr. Reid stated all standing up in the Bundy ranch was domistic terrorists. So what makes a domistic terrorist?

  • nufsaid Apr 21, 2014

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    The best examples of oligarchy can be found in Communist and Socialist government. Not saying that our current leaders don't seem to be leading towards forming an Oligarchy.

  • nufsaid Apr 21, 2014

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    When some plan to torture and kill family members to influence the decisions of justice officials they deserve to be targeted.