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Indictment Says Suspects Intended to Kidnap Prosecutor, But Went To Wrong House

An indictment says a group who are accused of kidnapping a Wake Forest man went to the wrong house, and were planning to kidnap his daughter -- who is a Wake County prosecutor.

Frank Janssen was rescued in Atlanta, five days after being kidnapped on April 5th.

Authorities say the kidnapping was retaliation for Janssen's daughter's prosecution of Kelvin Melton, a high-ranking member of the Bloods street gang being held in a state prison. The FBI says Melton used a smuggled mobile phone to stay in contact with the kidnappers from his cell.

The indictment, which was released today, says those involved in the plot used the internet to research where the assistant district attorney lived. It says they mistakenly found the address of her father.

The document says Frank Janssen was pistol whipped several times while his kidnappers drove him to Atlanta. Once there, the victim was taped to a chair inside a closet.

The nine people indicted are: Kelvin Melton, Quantavious Thompson, Jakym Tibbs, Tianna Maynard, Jenna Martin, Clifton Roberts, Patricia Kramer, Jevante Price and Michael Gooden.


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