UPS driver helps woman held captive in Missouri

A UPS driver helped rescue a woman who was held captive and beaten by her husband for 15 hours in Robertsville, Missouri, authorities said today.


The driver arrived at the woman’s house for a scheduled pick up Tuesday afternoon, where the woman handed him a package with the words “contact 911” written on it. The driver left and immediately called the police.

A SWAT team was sent to the house and the woman’s husband, James Tyler Jordan, 33, was taken into custody.

Court documents state Jordan’s wife told police her husband refused to let her leave, punched and slapped her, forced her to strip and sexually assaulted her.

Jordan was allegedly standing behind her with a gun to her back at the time she answered to door for the driver, when she somehow managed to scrawl the message for help on the package.

Court documents also revealed a three-year-old child was in the house throughout the ordeal, locked in a bedroom without food or water for 15 hours.

UPS praised its employee in his role in Jordan’s arrest. “Our drivers are very familiar with their routes, and are trained to be aware of their surroundings and respond to requests for assistance.”

“He was a huge help,” Franklin County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. T.J. Wild told KMOV.

The suspect has been charged with domestic assault, sodomy without consent, felonious restraint, unlawful use of a weapon and endangering the welfare of a child. He is being held on a $100,000 bond.