Cape Coral, Florida – A woman who showed visible signs of physical abuse was rescued from her alleged captor in Cape Coral, Florida, after silently pleading for help to a police officer. The incident took place at around 3 am on November 18, when officers responded to a medical call at an address on SW 21st Terrace.
Upon arriving at the scene, the officers noticed that a woman accompanying 30-year-old Jordan Garrett was in distress and had visible signs of abuse. She mouthed “save me” to one of the officers in a desperate plea for assistance. Further investigation revealed that she had multiple bruises and injuries, reportedly inflicted by Garrett.
Garrett and the victim were both taken to the hospital, where medical professionals discovered extensive bruising all over the woman’s body. She then shared a harrowing account of being held captive in her own home by Garrett, who allegedly subjected her to repeated physical assaults and sexual abuse. Additionally, the woman told police she had previously tried to call for help, but Garrett confiscated her phone and threatened her. In addition, authorities said the victim’s life was “in peril,” and Garrett denied her any means of escape or assistance.
A police investigation concluded that Garrett forcibly detained the victim, preventing her from seeking necessary medical care or contacting law enforcement, which endangered her life. The duration of the woman’s captivity and her relationship with the suspect have not been disclosed by the authorities.
After being discharged from the hospital, Garrett was booked into the Lee County Jail and faces charges of kidnapping, battery, sexual battery, depriving a crime victim of medical care, and obstructing justice. He remains in custody on a $190,000 bond and is scheduled for arraignment on December 18.
The authorities have not provided any further statements regarding the incident, and it’s not clear if Garrett has a lawyer. Police Public Affairs Officer Mercedes Phillips stated that the Cape Coral Police Department condemns these violent crimes and will do everything possible to ensure that justice is served to the victim.