Crime & Courts

FBI offers reward for suspect in kidnap case

The FBI offices in Charlotte and Atlanta are offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information helping lead to the arrest of an a suspect in connection with a Raleigh-area kidnapping case.

The FBI said it is looking for Jakym Camel Tibbs, 21.

Quantavious Thompson, whose exact age wasn’t known, was arrested in Atlanta on Wednesday afternoon.

Five people were arrested earlier in the case.

FBI officials said Tibbs should be considered armed and dangerous.

Authorities said Frank Janssen was taken from his home in Wake Forest on April 5. He was rescued several days later in captivity in Atlanta.

Federal authorities say they believe the kidnapping on behalf of Kelvin Melton, a North Carolina prison convict serving a life sentence without parole. Janssen’s daughter, an assistant district attorney in Wake County, prosecuted Melton.

Already arrested in the case are Michael Montreal Gooden, 21; Jenna Paulin Martin, 21; Tiana Maynard, 30; Jevante Price, 20; and Clifton James Roberts, 29. Authorities said Melton also faces additional charges for his role in the case.

Tibbs is described as being 5 feet 7 and weighing 155 to 165 pounds.

Anyone with information about the two is asked to call 1-800-CALL-FBI.

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