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UPS driver gets help for woman beaten, held captive; suspect arrested

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Mo. — A UPS driver is credited with the rescue of a woman who allegedly had been beaten and held captive in her home by her husband over a 15-hour period.

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

According to court documents, the abuse began Monday night in the couple’s home near Robertsville, Mo.

The woman was prevented from leaving or using the phone. Court records said the husband beat her, put a gun to her head and threatened to kill her.

He allegedly dragged her back into the house by her hair when she tried to run away. Neighbors were shocked to hear what happened.

“Well it’s horrible, it scares me because if he’d do that to his wife, what would he do to other neighbors,” Endalene Young said.

According to court records, the couple’s 3-year-old child was locked in his room with no food or water during the ordeal.

Investigators said a UPS driver came to the house Tuesday morning after being called to pick up a package. As the driver took it from the woman at the front door, she wrote, “Contact 911.”

The driver left the home and called authorities. Deputies arrested 33-year old James Jordan.

Jordan is charged with domestic assault, sodomy, felonious restraint, unlawful use of a weapon and endangering the welfare of a child. The cash-only bond was set at $100,000.