5 accused in North Carolina abduction to have bond hearing
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A child walks past the Atlanta, Ga., apartment, left, on Thursday, April 10, 2014, where federal agents rescued Frank Arthur Janssen, of Wake Forest. N.C. The five people accused of kidnapping Janssen sent his wife a picture of him tied up in the Atlanta apartment and threatened to torture and dismember him, authorities said Thursday. John Strong, FBI special agent in charge in North Carolina, said the kidnapping of Janssen was related to his daughter's prosecution of North Carolina prisoner Kelvin Melton, who is serving a life sentence for his 2012 conviction for being a habitual felon. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
A child walks past the Atlanta, Ga., apartment, left, on Thursday, April 10, 2014, where federal agents rescued Frank Arthur Janssen, of Wake Forest. N.C. The five people accused of kidnapping Janssen sent his wife a picture of him tied up in the Atlanta apartment and threatened to torture and dismember him, authorities said Thursday. John Strong, FBI special agent in charge in North Carolina, said the kidnapping of Janssen was related to his daughter's prosecution of North Carolina prisoner Kelvin Melton, who is serving a life sentence for his 2012 conviction for being a habitual felon. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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ATLANTA (AP) — Five people accused in the abduction of a North Carolina man last week are due in federal court in Atlanta Tuesday for a bond hearing.

Frank Arthur Janssen was taken from his home in Wake Forest, N.C., on April 5 and was rescued five days later when FBI agents raided an Atlanta apartment.

Charged with kidnapping were: 21-year-old Jenna Paulin Martin; 30-year-old Tiana Maynard; 20-year-old Jevante "Flame" Price; 21-year-old Michael "Hot" Montreal Gooden; and 29-year-old Clifton James Roberts.

Officials say they're all from the metro Atlanta area.

Authorities have said the abduction was an act of retaliation related to Janssen's daughter's prosecution of North Carolina inmate Kelvin Melton, who has also been charged in the kidnapping. Authorities have described Melton as a high-ranking member of the Bloods street gang.



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