McDonald's receipt leads to arrest in Wake Forest kidnapping

From staff reportsApril 17, 2014 

Quantavious Thompson

— A McDonald’s receipt led federal authorities to arrest a seventh suspect in the kidnapping of Frank Janssen, the father of a Wake County prosecutor, according to court documents and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The FBI found Quantavious Thompson in Atlanta late Wednesday afternoon, according to spokeswoman Shelley Lynch. She did not give more details on the arrest, and wrote in an email that it was too early to tell whether a $25,000 reward played a role in the arrest.

Thompson is estimated to be 18 or 19 years old. Another suspect, Kakym Camel Tibbs, 21, remains at large.

Thompson, also known as “Kirkwood Quan” or “Quan,” and Tibbs have been charged with using a stun gun to immobilize Janssen on April 5 when he answered a knock on the door to his home in the Heritage golf community in Wake Forest.

Federal investigators contend the two men then worked with two women to forcefully remove Frank Janssen from his home and transport him to Georgia, where he was held in an apartment against his will.

Six others have been charged in the scheme that led to a four-day interstate manhunt and ended with Janssen’s reunion with his family on April 10. Federal authorities content that the kidnapping was orchestrated by Kelvin Melton, 49, from the Polk Correctional Institution in Butner, where he is serving a life sentence. Janssen’s daughter, Colleen Janssen, an assistant district attorney in Wake County, prosecuted Melton in 2012.

Federal authorities used a McDonald’s restaurant receipt found on the floor of Janssen’s home to identify Thompson and Tibbs, according to court documents. They ask anyone with information about Tibbs to call 1-800-CALL-FBI. Those with helpful information “could be eligible” for the $25,000 reward.

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