United Parcel Service, aka UPS has been in business for over 100 years. They were founded in Seattle, Washington but quickly spread worldwide. It is the world’s largest packaging delivery company. It’s headquarters are currently located in Sandy Springs, Georgia. It averages delivering more than 15 million packages a day to more than 7.9 million customers. It is well known for it’s employee’s wearing a brown uniform and driving brown trucks. However, recently it is making news for a different reason.
Just recently a UPS driver was delivering packages as normal when he spotted "call 911" scrawled on a package. Him spotting this message helped police free a woman who had been held captive in her own home and sexually assaulted, authorities said. "He was a huge help," Franklin County Sheriff's Department Sgt. T.J. Wild told CNN affiliate KMOV. The driver was making a scheduled stop to pick up the package at a home in Robertsville, Missouri, on Tuesday. He notified the police directly after reading the message. A SWAT team was immediately sent to the house in response to his call. They ended up taking 33-year-old James Tyler Jordan into custody, police said.
Jordan's wife told authorities that her husband had refused to let her leave. He also punched and slapped her, forced her to strip and sexually assaulted her, court documents reveal. She said he was holding a gun to her head and threatening to kill her, then himself, when the UPS driver arrived. Jordan allegedly had her talk with the driver while standing behind her with a gun. Somehow she had managed to write her plea for help on the package, according to the documents.
That is when the driver alerted authorities who were able to take Jordan into custody peacefully. There was also a 3 year old child locked in the bedroom of home during this terrifying ordeal. The child was allegedly locked in a bedroom without water or food for 15 hours, according to court documents. Jordan's wife said that Jordan was armed with a pistol and had access to long rifles.
As expected, UPS praised its employee's role in Jordan's arrest. "We are grateful this UPS driver with more than a decade of service followed protocol when he saw a customer in distress and contacted authorities after he saw her message to contact 9-1-1," the company said in a statement. "Our drivers are very familiar with their routes, and are trained to be aware of their surroundings and respond to requests for assistance." Jordan is 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.