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GA woman arrested in bizarre NC gang-related kidnapping

Officials said they arrested Shamieka Goodall around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at a home on North McKinley Street in Albany. (Source: WALB) Officials said they arrested Shamieka Goodall around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at a home on North McKinley Street in Albany. (Source: WALB)
The home on N. McKinley Street was not occupied after the arrest. An eviction notice with Shamieka Goodall's name on it was attached to the front door. (Source: WALB) The home on N. McKinley Street was not occupied after the arrest. An eviction notice with Shamieka Goodall's name on it was attached to the front door. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A woman wanted in the kidnapping of a North Carolina state prosecutor's father that spawned a nationwide search has been arrested, the FBI confirmed.

Officials said they arrested Shamieka Goodall around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at a home on North McKinley Street in Albany.

According to investigators, she kidnapped the father of the assistant district attorney from Wake Forest, NC, in April 2014. They identified the kidnapping victim as Frank Janssen.

Goodall made a first appearance before a U.S. Magistrate Thursday morning.

Authorities said the kidnapping was a botched attempt at retaliation from a former gang leader sentenced to life in prison.

Court documents revealed that Janssen's daughter Collen was a prosecutor in the case of gang leader Kelvin Melton, who was later sentenced to life in prison in 2012.

MORE: Read the official court complaint

Collen Janssen held the title of Assistant District Attorney at the time.

After his sentence, Melton used a cell phone from prison to arrange and hire a team to go to North Carolina and kidnap Collen Janssen.

But the kidnappers went to the wrong house, and kidnapped her father Frank Janssen instead.

Officials said they drove him to Atlanta and kept him in an apartment for several days, until the FBI rescued him.

The home on N. McKinley Street was not occupied after the arrest. An eviction notice with Shamieka Goodall's name on it was attached to the front door.

Authorities said Goodall was also in contact with Melton during the kidnapping.

Court documents alleged that Goodall was a member of Melton's gang and helped recruit members of the team that kidnapped Janssen, and even supplied money for them to buy clothes.

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