FRANKLIN, Miss. – A UPS driver is being hailed as a hero after helping to save a Missouri woman who’d been beaten and held captive by her husband for over 15 hours.

Franklin County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant T.J. Wild told KMOV the driver “made a huge difference” in the case, which unfolded Tuesday after he was called to the home to pick up a package.

According to police, the driver arrived that morning and, as he took the package from the woman, he noticed something scrawled on the side of the box. The woman had wrote “contact 911” in bold letters.


The concerned driver said he had an “eerie” feeling when he saw the message and instantly knew the woman was in danger. He called 911 and deputies soon arrested 33-year old James Jordan.

According to court documents, the woman was prevented from leaving the home or using the phone starting Monday. Authorities allege Jordan beat her, put a gun to her head and threatened to kill her.

Jordan allegedly dragged her back into the house by her hair when she tried to run away.

ups driver saves woman from abusive husband

A 3-year-old child was locked in a room in the house during the ordeal with no food or water during the ordeal.

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


This story was originally posted on MSN.