Pizza man rescues woman
Snellville man charged with kidnapping, rape

LAWRENCEVILLE - Snellville resident David J. Jansen was arrested in a remote cabin in Tennessee on charges related to the kidnapping and rape of a married Atlanta woman.

According to a statement released Friday by the Sevier County Sheriff's Department, Jansen, 46, abducted the 24-year-old Tuesday morning while the woman was out jogging in her midtown Atlanta neighborhood.

Police contend the woman, who Jansen knew, voluntarily got into his car when he asked her to see it because it was new. But a report alleges Jansen then tied her up and transported her more than 200 miles to the Smoky Mountains cabin where the rape took place.

The woman's saving grace was a pizza delivery man, who called police after delivering dinner to the cabin about 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Chris Turner, the deliveryman, told WVLT-TV and WBIR-TV that he spotted the victim with her hands tied on the couch while handing the credit card slip to Jansen.

"When I knocked on the door and handed the guy my credit card slip to get him to sign it, there happened to be a young lady (who) popped over the back of the couch and showed me that her hands were bound together," Turner said. "(She) was mouthing to me, 'Please call 911.'"

Turner then returned to his van, wrote down the suspect's tag number and called police from a neighbor's house.

When Sevier County Sheriff's Officers arrived at the scene, they found the woman tied up. The officers separated the woman from Jansen, listened to her story and then transported her to a local hospital. She was later released.

After obtaining and executing a search warrant for Jansen's cabin, detectives said they discovered evidence there that substantiated the woman's story.

Jansen was charged with aggravated kidnapping and rape, Sheriff Ron Seals said. He was released Thursday on a $800,000 bond and faces an initial court appearance in Sevierville on July 17.

Capt. Jeff McCarter refused to discuss the case Friday beyond a media release, adding that the investigation was ongoing.

A call to a phone listing for David Jansen in Snellville on Friday went unreturned.

The pizza delivery man said the victim came by the pizza shop on Wednesday with her husband to thank him for his alertness.

"She just wanted me to know she was OK and everything," Turner said.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.