Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Family & Parenting
  3. Family

Federal agents arrest suspect in kidnapping of prosecutor’s father

See also

In Pennsylvania, on Monday, Federal agents arrested a man suspected to have been involved in the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor’s father. According to the FBI, eight people have been charged in the plot to kidnap the prosecutor’s father, Frank Janssen. In the planned kidnapping, Janssen would be taken from his home and held in Atlanta where he was ultimately rescued.

Janssen’s daughter is a prosecutor in Raleigh and was responsible for assisting in sending Bloods gang member Kelvin Melton to prison for life. Kelvin Melton is also charged in Janssen’s abduction. Jakym Tibbs, 20, is another one of the eight people charged in the kidnapping plot.

According to the FBI, Melton made the arrangements for the kidnapping from his prison cell. Melton was using a contraband mobile phone. Authorities claim that these cell phones are allowing prisoners to intimidate witnesses, direct drug deals and plan for escapes.

The FBI offered a reward of up to $25,000 for tips leading to the arrest of Tibbs and another suspect, both of which were considered armed and dangerous. Tibbs was apprehended and taken into federal custody this week at a home in Harrisburg, Penn. FBI spokeswoman Shelley Lynch stated in a statement, “It is too soon to determine whether the reward offered played a role in his capture.”

Quantavious Thompson, 18, was another fugitive who was arrested this week in Georgia. The FBI stated that all of the eight suspects have now been arrested.

©Kelly Cozzone, All Rights Reserved. No part of this article may be reproduced without prior permissions from the author. The first two sentences may be reposted with a link back to the original article.

Advertisement

Life

  • Johnny Manziel
    Should Johnny Manziel apologize for his hard partying over the offseason?
    Today's Buzz
  • Crop circles
    Similar crop circles appeared in Germany and England within days of each other
    Camera
    19 Photos
  • Advanced placement
    The AP program is gaining traction as a key component in college admissions
    Camera
    5 Photos
  • Beach hats
    Beat the heat with the best summer beach hats for women
    Camera
    Beach Hats
  • Expectations for ministry
    Pastor preaches to newly ordained ministers about expectations for ministry
    Camera
    6 Photos
  • Medical symptoms
    See which symptoms should cause you to seek a doctor’s attention right away
    Camera
    6 Photos