Police in Nevada found a woman and her three children being held captive at knifepoint on Monday after a “pocket dial” to 911.
According to the Mesquite Police Department, 34-year-old Justin Carter attempted to stab the woman in his home city of Las Vegas before kidnapping her and her three children.
A woman and her children were reportedly driven to Mesquite, about 80 miles away near the Utah state line by Carter.
She called 911 from the car, left the line open, and began speaking in a way she hoped dispatchers would hear without Carter realizing.
As a result, dispatchers alerted officers to the location of the car on Interstate 15, and Carter was pulled over.
Mesquite Police Chief MaQuade Chesley told KVVU that this woman and her children were incredibly brave. They maintained their composure, and she bravely called for help as quickly as possible.
Additionally, Chesley expressed gratitude to dispatchers and officers who acted without hesitation to find and rescue the woman and her children.
“They saved this family from further harm by acting swiftly and persistently when responding to the 911 call.” he said.
The following felony charges were filed against Carter shortly thereafter: attempted murder, attempted sexual assault, four counts of second-degree kidnapping in violation of an extended protection order, four counts of violation of an extended protection order, domestic battery with a deadly weapon, and coercion with a deadly weapon.
Additionally, he was charged with two counts of resisting arrest.
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Carter pleaded guilty to assault and discharge of a firearm at an occupied structure or vehicle in November 2012. He was sentenced to probation for five years.
His court appearance, in this case, is scheduled for Oct. 26.
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