Authorities have the kidnapping suspect in custody. He was located just outside of the Enchanted Lakes subdivision on County Roads 455 and 456.

The suspect is identified as 26-year-old James Derrick Adams Jr.

The victim is Melissa Nicole Boaz, a white female 37 years of age.

At 2:37 P.M. both the female victim and the vehicle were recovered. The victim was unharmed. The suspect fled on foot from the location into a wooded area.

Deputies searched the area looking for the suspect. At 3:15 P.M. the suspect was taken into custody at C.R. 455 and 456.


3:30 p.m. - The female victim was located across the street from the subdivision entrance on County Road 356, and according to authorities, she is okay.

The suspect vehicle was found nearby as well, in the woods.

Authorities are still searching for the suspect.


A female was taken from a residence in the Enchanted Lakes area and police are searching for a vehicle in connection with her disappearance.

We know that they are looking for a green 1998 Ford Aerostar van with a broken back window.

Not much is known about the kidnapped victim at this time. We have a reporter on the way to the scene and will update this story.

Enchanted Lakes is in the northwest part of Smith County near Wood County Line.