A woman and her child, who had been held captive by her husband, James Jordan, 33, in Robertsville, Missouri was freed by a UPS worker who noticed her hidden message on the package to ‘Call 911.’
The UPS driver immediately alerted the police to this SOS cry for help, and soon after a SWAT team broke into the Jordan home.
Not only did they find the woman being held inside her home against her will, but they also discovered her three-year-old child was locked in a room and deprived of food and water for 15 hours.
According to the Daily Mail, when the UPS driver arrived at the Jordan’s residence a man was seen behind the woman, reported to have been holding a gun. Jordan was unaware that his wife had written ‘Call 911’ on the package.
Both the UPS driver and police have been commended for their heroic efforts in helping this woman out of a dangerous situation. Franklin County Sherif’s Department Sgt. T.J. Wild praised the driver stating, “He made a huge difference.”
Court records show the abuse started on Monday night at the couple’s home in Robertsville. It’s reported that Jordan kept his wife from using the phone and leaving the house, along with beating her and threatening her life with a gun. At one point the woman tried to escape upon which he allegedly dragged her back to their home by her hair.
KMOV reports that Jordan has been officially charged with “domestic assault, sodomy, felonious restraint, unlawful use of a weapon and endangering the welfare of a child.”
His bond has been set at $100,000 cash only.
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