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Tibbs arrested 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 Monday.

Jakym Camek Tibbs, 21, aka "Jak," was captured in Harrisburg, Pa., Monday morning and will was scheduled for an initial appearance Monday afternoon at 1:30 p.m.

The U.S. Department of Justice said last week that Tibbs and Quantavious Thompson,  have been charged with conspiracy to kidnap in the case. Thompson was arrested last week, the federal government confirmed Thursday.

The FBI took Thompson into custody in Atlanta late Wednesday afternoon.

Tibbs, 20, was described as standing 5 feet 7 inches and weighing around 160 pounds.

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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