LINN COUNTY, Oregon --A telemarketer made a sales call when he heard a woman on the receiving end crying for help.
A telemarketer with Americare Health and Nutrition placed the call from her call center in Las Vegas to a home in Oregon.
The victim did not know her phone was ringing, according to KLAS.
Telemarketing supervisor, Tina Garcia, said they could hear the woman being attacked, while a man was screaming at her.
When they asked the woman if she was ok, she gave no response.
The call center called police for help and kept the line open as they tracked her location.
Police tracked the call to Linn County in Oregon where deputies found Walter Ruck holding the woman's neck while she gasped for air.
Ruck has been charged with assault, menacing, and strangulation.