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Another arrest made in Wake Forest kidnapping case

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RALEIGH, N.C. - Another man has been arrested in the kidnapping case of a Wake Forest man, the United States Attorney’s Office confirmed Thursday.

The U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday that Jakym Camel Tibbs and Quantavious Thompson, who goes by Quan and Kirkwood Quan, have been charged with conspiracy to kidnap in the case.

Thompson has been arrested, the U.S. Attorney’s Office confirmed Thursday. The FBI took Thompson into custody in Atlanta late Wednesday afternoon. He was scheduled to appear in federal court Thursday at 2 p.m.

Tibbs, 20, is described as standing 5 feet 7 inches and weighing around 160 pounds. The FBI have said Thompson is around 5 foot 7 inches tall and weighs around 200 pounds. Authorities believe Thompson is 18 or 19 years old.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact the FBI's tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324); your local FBI office; the nearest American Embassy or Consulate; or submit a tip on the FBI's web site by visiting tips.fbi.gov.

Frank Arthur Janssen was taken from his home in Wake Forest, N.C., on April 5 and rescued five days later when FBI agents raided an Atlanta apartment.

Authorities said the kidnapping was related to Janssen's daughter's prosecution of Kelvin Melton, who is serving a life sentence for ordering the shooting of a man in 2011. Melton, 49, was convicted of being a habitual felon, and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.

Melton had a phone in his prison cell and was in constant contact with the alleged kidnappers, according to a court filing. He also faces a federal kidnapping charge in the abduction. Authorities have said he is a high-ranking member of the Bloods street gang from New York City.

Messages from the kidnappers threatened to torture and dismember Janssen if their demands weren't met, but those specific demands still have not been released by authorities.

Denied bond Tuesday were: Jenna Paulin Martin, 21; Tiana Maynard, 30; Jevante "Flame" Price, 20; Michael "Hot" Montreal Gooden, 21; and Clifton James Roberts, 29.

All five were arrested following a late-night raid April 9.

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