Battered Woman Slips Note To Dog's Vet About Armed Boyfriend, Police Say

Geneva Stokes
May 28, 2018

Florida authorities say the woman was beaten and held captive for two days at gunpoint by her partner before escaping when she convinced him to bring their dog to an animal hospital on Friday.

According to the sheriff's office, Floyd pointed the gun at her in the auto and threatened to kill her and her family. He is being held without bond on domestic violence and other charges. But she was able to convince him they needed to take their dog to the vet, where staff called the police when they got her note.

On the ride over, Floyd threatened to kill Reichle and her family, authorities said.

During the incident, the two struggled over the handgun and it was discharged inside the house.

Police were summoned to the animal hospital where they arrested Floyd.

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Floyd has a criminal history that includes burglary, possession and sale of drugs and grand theft motor vehicle, for which he was convicted in 2016, and sent to state prison for more than a year. "Please don't let him know", the note read.

A woman managed to slip her dog's veterinarian a note saying she was being held captive by her armed boyfriend on Friday, May 25, 2018. One of the bullets passed through the drywall and into another room.

The woman was taken to DeLand Florida Hospital where she was treated for a head wound, black eye, bruised arms and legs and scratches on her hands and fingers.

This undated photo provided by the Volusia County Sheriff's Office shows Jeremy Floyd, who was arrested at DeLand Animal Hospital.

Floyd remains in custody at Indian Lake Jail on $57,000 bail as of Sunday morning, according to Volusia County records obtained by Law&Crime.

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