SHALLOTTE, NC (NEWS RELEASE) -- Criminal Defense Attorney, W. James Payne, was appointed on May 7, 2014, to defend Jakym Camel Tibbs, a Defendant in the Federal Kidnapping case (USA vs. Melton; 5:14-cr-72-D-3) in North Carolina.
“Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice charged Tibbs and Quantavious Thompson - who was arrested on Wednesday - with conspiracy to kidnap 63-year-old Frank Janssen from his home in Wake Forest, N.C., on April 5. The victim was rescued on April 9 when FBI agents raided the Atlanta apartment where he was being held. Authorities told WSPA that the crime was related to Janssen's daughter, a prosecutor who helped put away high-ranking Bloods street gang member Kelvin Melton. Melton, 49, who is from New York City, is serving a life sentence for ordering the shooting of a man in 2011; he was convicted of being a habitual felon, and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.” (CBS NEWS)
Jakym Camel Tibbs’s Arraignment is scheduled for the June 30, 2014. This will be held in front of Chief Judge James C. Dever III.