Published: Mon, May 28, 2018
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

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

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

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

It was Friday when the victim reportedly convinced Floyd to bring their dog to the hospital. 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. Finally, the woman managed to convince Floyd she needed to take their dog to the veterinarian, though he only did so while accompanying her with a gun, sheriffs said. He was found to be carrying a loaded gun. Two shots were fired during a struggle over the gun - both of which passed through a wall without injuring anybody. Floyd pointed the firearm at her during the ride there, and threatened to kill her and her family, she said. "Please don't let him know". On Friday, the victim persuaded Floyd to let her take her dog to DeLand Animal Hospital, but Floyd insisted on going with her, deputies said.

Floyd is charged with domestic violence, 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. Authorities also discovered two bullet holes inside the couple's home.

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

After they rescued her at the vet, Reichle was treated at the hospital for bruises, a black eye and a head wound.

He has not been granted bail and remains in custody at the Volusia County Branch Jail.

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