WILMINGTON – United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that today, a federal grand jury in Wilmington, North Carolina returned a multi-count indictment charging KELVIN MELTON, a/k/a Dizzy, Old Man, 49, QUANTAVIOUS THOMPSON, a/k/a QUAN, KIRKWOOD QUAN, 18 or 19, JAKYM CAMEL TIBBS, a/k/a JOK, JAK, 20, TIANNA DANEY MAYNARD, a/k/a TIANNA DANET MAYNARD, TIANNA DANET SOLOMON, TIANNA BROOKS, AXT UP, ACT UP, 30, JENNA MARTIN, a/k/a JENNA PAULIN MARTIN, 21, CLIFTON JAMES ROBERTS, a/k/a YEELO, CJ, YEE, KING YEE, ELO, 29, PATRICIA ANN KRAMER, a/k/a TRISH, TRISHA, 28, JEVANTE PRICE, a/k/a JEVANTE TRAVELL PRICE, FLAME, 20, and MICHAEL MARTRELL GOODEN, a/k/a Hot, MICHAEL MONTREAL GOODEN, MICHAEL MARTREE GOODEN, 21, with Conspiracy to Commit Violations of the Kidnaping Statute. Count Two charges MELTON, KRAMER, PRICE, and GOODEN with Attempted Kidnaping and Aiding and Abetting the Same. Count Three charges MELTON, PRICE, and GOODEN with Using and Carrying a Firearm During and in Relation to Attempted Kidnaping and Aiding and Abetting the Same. Count Four charges MELTON, THOMPSON, TIBBS, MAYNARD, MARTIN, ROBERTS, PRICE, and GOODEN with Kidnaping and Aiding and Abetting the Same. Count Five charges MELTON, THOMPSON, TIBBS, and MAYNARD with the Use, Carrying, and Brandishing a Firearm During and in Relation to, and Possessing a Firearm in Furtherance of, a Kidnaping and Aiding and Abetting the Same.
If convicted on the Conspiracy to Commit Kidnaping charge, all the defendantsface a maximum penalty of life imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.
The case is being investigated by the FBI Charlotte, FBI Atlanta, the Wake Forest Police Department, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation with assistance by the Durham County Sheriff’s Office, Raleigh Police Department, Durham Police Department, North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement, Garner Police Department, North Carolina Highway Patrol, RDU Police, City County Bureau of Investigation, the Cobb County Police Department, Alpharetta Police Department, Atlanta Police Department, and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina is handling the prosecution of these cases.
The charges contained in this indictment are allegations. The defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.