Judge denies request by inmate accused in Wake Co. kidnapping

Kelvin Melton

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Attorneys for the accused mastermind of a kidnapping plot targeting a Wake County assistant district attorney asked that those charges be dropped on Wednesday.

A judge denied that request.

Kelvin Melton
PHOTOS: Wake County kidnapping scheme

Kevin Melton is one of several people charged in the 2014 kidnapping of Frank Janssen, who was later rescued by the FBI in Atlanta.

His daughter had previously prosecuted Melton.

Investigators claim Melton directed the plot from prison by using a smuggled cell phone.

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