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Bloods gang members involved in botched kidnapping of North Carolina prosecutor’s father receive lengthy prison sentences

March 1, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Bloods gang members involved in botched kidnapping of North Carolina prosecutor’s father receive lengthy prison sentences

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The Bloods gang members and associates who abducted the father of a Wake County, North Carolina prosecutor nearly three years ago received long prison sentences Monday for their participation in the plot.

Frank Janssen was kidnapped from his home in Wake Forest in April 2014, and FBI agents managed to find and rescue him in an Atlanta apartment him five days later.

Kelvin Melton, 51, is serving life behind bars in Colorado’s federal super-max prison for organizing the plan from his cell at Polk Correctional Institution in Butner.

Kelvin Melton, a high-ranking member of the Bloods gang, orchestrated the abduction of Frank Janssen from behind bars using a cellphone, the indictment said. (AP Photo/Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification, File)

Authorities said Melton wanted to get revenge on Wake County Assistant District Attorney Colleen Janssen, who prosecuted him in an attempted murder case in 2012, which netted him a life sentence as a habitual felon.

Melton used a cell phone smuggled into prison to direct his associates to kidnapped Colleen Janssen, but the group went to the wrong address and took her father instead.

Authorities said Melton gave instructions over the phone throughout the crime, ending with him telling the crew how to kill Janssen, get rid of the body, and clean the apartment with bleach to cover up it up.

A team of kidnappers nabbed the father of prosecutor Colleen Jansen for revenge in Melton’s prosecution

Tianna Daney Maynard, who helped orchestrate the kidnapping, was sentenced to 50 years behind bars for conspiracy to commit kidnapping, along with a consecutive seven-year term for using a firearm during the event, WRAL reported.

Quantavious Thompson and Jakym Tibbs, who carried out the crime, were each sentenced to 42 years for conspiring to kidnap and aiding and abetting kidnapping.

Both suspects also were convicted of a firearms charge, and those sentences will run concurrently with the abduction prison terms.

Frank Janssen was kidnapped by Blood gang member on the direct orders of Kelvin Melton

Clifton Roberts was sentenced to 37 years on a charge of conspiracy to kidnap, and Patricia Ann Kramer got 30 years on the same charge.

Additionally, Jenna Martin got 25 years, and Jevante Price got 20 years. Price also was found guilty of a firearm charge.

Michael Gooden was sentenced to 30 years for aiding and abetting kidnapping, attempted kidnapping, and possession of a firearm.

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