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Assault victim credits a UPS driver for saving her life

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Lacy Jordan wrote a note on a package that prompted the driver to contact police, and ultimately saved her life. (Credit: Lacy Jordan) Lacy Jordan wrote a note on a package that prompted the driver to contact police, and ultimately saved her life. (Credit: Lacy Jordan)
Tyler Jordan is now charged with six crimes including assault and felonious restraint. (Credit: Franklin County Police Department) Tyler Jordan is now charged with six crimes including assault and felonious restraint. (Credit: Franklin County Police Department)
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

A victim of assault wants to thank a UPS driver who saw a note she put on a package labeled, "Call 9-1-1," which he did.

Lacy Jordan doesn't know the name of the UPS driver who came to her door last week, but recognizes that his quick action and response to her note may have saved her life.

"It shows that there are still people out there that will actually care and do things, and I'm forever grateful. He saved my life and my husband from taking his own life," said Jordan.

Last Tuesday, Lacy said her husband beat her, held her against her will and threatened to kill her with a gun because he thought she was going to leave him. She said the violent episode ended when a UPS driver coming to their home for a scheduled pickup of packages.

Jordan said her husband let her go outside to their truck in the driveway to retrieve the packages. As she got them out of the vehicle, she wrote "Call 9-1-1" on one of them and made sure the driver saw the message.

Jordan said, "I didn't know if he had actually seen what I wrote on the package, so I slid that one out and put it on top and said I think there's a problem with this tracking number."

The driver saw the note and called 9-1-1. Tyler Jordan was arrested and charged with six crimes including domestic assault and felonious restraint.

Lacy Jordan said her husband has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and paranoid personalty disorder, and was off his medication that day. She said that he's had psychotic episodes in the past, but had only threatened to harm himself, and she hasn't ever been the victim of systematic abuse. 

After the violent incident, Jordan said she obtained a restraining order and plans to file for divorce soon. 

"This was taken to a level of severity, you know, I can't place myself with him again, to put myself at that risk or my children," Lacy Jordan said.

She also told News 4 that the incident didn't last as long as investigators first believed and instead of 15 hours, the abuse lasted 4-6 hours Tuesday morning. Jordan said her 3-month-old son wasn't locked in his room during that time. She said he was sick and slept most of the morning, then was instructed to stay in his room and did so until the ordeal ended about an hour later.

Lacy Jordan said the incident has been hard on their children because they've only known their father to be a loving dad and that children at school are talking about what happened. Jordan said she hopes students at school and the community can respect their privacy from here out. She said she and her children will start counseling soon.

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