Florida woman escapes abusive boyfriend by slipping a note to vet's staff

Volusia County Sheriff's Office shows Jeremy Floyd who was arrested at De Land Animal Hospital. Florida authorities say a woman who was beaten and held captive for two days at gunpoint by her boyfriend escaped when she

A woman has handed a note to staff at a vet, claiming her boyfriend was holding her at gunpoint and threatening her life.

Volusia County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Laura Williams said DeLand police responded to the animal hospital and confiscated Floyd's gun.

Floyd was charged with aggravated assault with a firearm, false imprisonment, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, and simple battery.

Volusia County Sheriff's Office shows a note florida authorities say a woman slipped to a staff member at an animal hospital in Florida. Authorities say the woman was beaten and held captive for two days at gunpoint by

Reichle had allegedly been held in her home for two days, beaten and threatened by her boyfriend, Jeremy Floyd. The next day while thinking of an escape plan, she convinced Floyd, a convicted felon, to allow her to bring her dog to the DeLand Animal Hospital, police said. During the incident on Wednesday, officials said the two fought over the handgun, and it went off inside the house. Stay on top of breaking news stories with the ABC11 News AppThe employee called authorities who arrested the boyfriend, 39-year-old Jeremy Floyd, and found his gun. But when they arrived, she slipped a note to the staff and begged them to call police because she was in danger and her boyfriend was armed, the Volusia County Sheriff's Office wrote in a Facebook post on Saturday. "Please don't let him know!" Deputies then took her to their home where they located two bullet holes in a hallway, which passed through drywall and into another room. Floyd is a convicted felon, according to the sheriff's office.

Floyd, who has a criminal record, is being held in jail without bond.

U.S. media reported the woman convinced Floyd, 39, that their dog needed to go to the vet where she was able to slip a note to an employee at DeLand Animal Hospital.

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