McDonough, Ga. suspect Jakym Camel Tibbs, 21, is still being sought by a federal law enforcement agency in the abduction of a North Carolina prosecutor's dad's abduction. The FBI updated their Website on April 17 to reflect that Tibbs is the last known suspect being sought in the federal kidnapping case and that they arrested another of his alleged partners in crime, Quantavious Thompson, on Wednesday.
Tibbs had a prior arrest in Fulton County in Georgia on Dec. 9, 2013. In that case he was charged with trafficking in cocaine, possession of cocaine with intention to distribute, possession of drugs with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and a willful obstruction of a law enforcement officer charge.
Unfortunately for North Carolina Assistant District Attorney Colleen Janssen's father, someone in the judicial system in Fulton County declined to prosecute Tibbs after he was arrested and charged for the drug offenses. Therefore, he was released back into the public the very next day as a result. And now, four months later, the FBI is looking for him, as they say he is the last known suspect in a kidnapping plot that resulted in one military contractor being taken by force from his home on April 5 from Wake Forest, N.C..
Frank Arthur Janssen, the military contractor, became the target of the kidnapping plot as a result of his daughter's prosecution of Kelvin Melton, according to Fox News. Melton is currently serving a sentence of life without parole as a result of another case conviction. But he will now face additional federal charges for his role in the kidnapping crime.
Law enforcement authorities safely rescued Janssen from an Atlanta apartment after his abduction, eventually arresting five suspects in addition to Quantavious Thompson, who they arrested on April 16. They feel the last member of the plot still on the loose is Tibbs, whom they warn is armed and dangerous.
If you have any knowledge of the whereabouts of Jakym "Jak" Camel Tibbs, please call 1-800-225-5324 (1-800-CALL-FBI). There is a $25,000 reward being offered in the case to help with his arrest.
The Atlanta Crime Examiner Radell Smith has a degree in criminal justice and behavioral forensics. You can reach her at TheRealRadellSmith@hotmail.com