Florida woman saved after slipping note to the vet to say friend held her captured agents say



Woman uses note to escape captor

The woman was allegedly held captive for two days.

A Florida woman was rescued Friday after she slipped a note to a vet to say that she needed help because her armed friend was beating and threatening her, police said.

Jeremy Floyd, 39, was arrested after allegedly with his girlfriend, Carolyn Reichle, trapped in their home in Volusia County for two days, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said. The alleged incident began Wednesday when the 28-year-old woman said Floyd repeatedly beat her and threatened her at gunpoint. At one point, they struggled over a gun that fired in the house.

Jeremy Foyd, 39, was arrested after allegedly threatening, beating and holding his girlfriend captive.

(Volusia County Sheriff’s Office)

Reichle spent the Thursday recovering from a head injury. The next day, while thinking of an escape plan, she convinced Floyd, a convicted criminal, to allow her to take her dog to the Country Animal Hospital, police said. Floyd insisted on going with her.

“On the ride to the vet, Floyd allegedly again pointed the gun at Reichle, threatens to kill her and her family,” police said.

Fearing for her life, Reichle was able to send a note to a vet that read: “Call the cops. My friend is threatening me. He has a gun. Please do not let him know.”

Carolyn Reichle, 28, slipped a note to a veterinarian to ask for help, police said.

(Volusia County Sheriff’s Office)

The vet called the police, who responded and took Floyd into custody. Authorities also recovered a gun.

Reichle was taken to the hospital and treated for her injuries, a head wound, a black eye and bruises, according to the sheriff’s office. The authorities also discovered two bullet holes in the couple’s home.

Floyd was 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, police said.

He is being held without bail.

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter via @bykatherinelam

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