Message on package leads to rescue of woman, child
ROBERTSVILLE, MO (KTVI) - "Contact 911" was the message written on a package being sent from a Franklin County home. A woman gave the package to a delivery truck driver at around 11:20am Tuesday. The driver contacted police and they responded to a home in the 6000 block of Willow Ford Road. The Franklin County Sheriff's office says a 3-year-old also lives in the home.
Deputies spoke with a woman who lives at there. They say that she was cooperative. They learned that a James Jordan, 33, from Robertsville at the home had previous arrests, including assault. As she was speaking with deputies, a man shut the front door and refused to cooperate.
The Franklin County Sheriff's office says the man was possibly armed with a .45 caliber handgun and had access to rifles. The SWAT team was activated because the man was not cooperating with law enforcement and there was a toddler in the home.
The man surrendered to police before the Franklin County SWAT team arrived at the home. He was taken into custody without further incident. The toddler was located inside the home, unharmed.
Jordan has been charged with domestic assault, sodomy, felonious restraint, unlawful use of a weapon and endangering the welfare of a child. Bond has been set at $100,000 cash only.
The endangering charges stem from allegations that he locked a 3-year old child in a room for several hours while allegedly assaulting the woman in the home.
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