WDHN has confirmed the suspect involved in an Enterprise kidnapping case was released from jail hours before being arrested and charged with kidnapping.

Kody Burks, 26, of Enterprise was booked into the Coffee County Jail on June 19 on a failure to appear charge. He was released at 9:00 a.m. on June 22.

Fours hours later, police began searching for Burks after they say he forced Marilyn McCray into the backseat of a white sedan before fleeing around 1:50 p.m.

Enterprise police requested assistance from the US Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force to locate Burks. Nearly five hours after the kidnapping and nearly six hours after being released from jail, Task Force members apprehended Burks at the Motel 6 located on Ross Clark Circle in Dothan.

McCray was also found at the motel with minor injuries.

Burks was arrested and charged with second degree kidnapping. He was transported back to the Coffee County Jail.


The alert for Marilyn McCray has been canceled. She has been located.


ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — Authorities are searching for a missing woman out of Enterprise, according to an alert from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.

Enterprise police are asking for help in finding 41-year-old Marilyn McCray, last seen Monday near Johnson Street around 2:15 p.m. ALEA said that she was being forced into a white 2016 Chevrolet Malibu with the tag number 6410AVR.

McCray stands at five feet three inches tall and weighs 155 pounds. ALEA’s report states that she may have a condition that can “impair her judgment.” She has brown eyes and black hair and was seen wearing a dark blue tie-dye shirt, shorts, and flip flops.

If you know where she is, call the Enterprise Police Department at 334-347-2222 or 911.