Woman escapes armed boyfriend by slipping note to veterinarian

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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.

Floyd allegedly only agreed to travel to the vets accompanied with a gun, which he pointed at his girlfriend before threatening to kill her and her family while on the journey there. This time he was charged with domestic violence, aggravated assault, false imprisonment and possession of a gun by a criminal. "Please don't let him know!"

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. 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.

Officials said while at the vet she slipped a staff member a note that said "Call the cops". The case was then handed to Volusia County Sheriff's Office.

DeLand police responded to the incident and were able to detain Floyd and remove his weapon.

The woman was taken to the hospital and treated for a head wound, a black eye, bruises on her arms and legs, and scratches on her hands and fingers, the News-Journal reported.

Reichle says she was also beaten that night and Thursday, prompting her to come up with the plan to lead Floyd to the veterinary clinic and signal staff for help. When investigators escorted Reichle home, they discovered two bullet holes in the hallway from an earlier struggle over the gun, the Sheriff's Office wrote.

Officers detained Floyd and contacted the Volusia County Sheriff's Office because it was domestic violence case.