A Florida woman was rescued after writing a message to a veterinarian that she needed help because her armed friend beat and threatened her.
Jeremy Floyd, 39, was arrested after allegedly being his girlfriend had held. Carolyn Reichle, who was detained in her home in Volusia County for two days, told the Sheriff's Office of Volusia County. The alleged incident began on Wednesday when the 28-year-old woman said Floyd had repeatedly beaten her and threatened her at gunpoint. At one point they fought for a handgun firing in the house.
Reichle spent Thursday recovering from a head injury. The next day, thinking of an escape plan, she convinced Floyd, a convicted criminal, to allow her to take her dog to DeLand Animal Hospital, police said. Floyd insisted on going with her.
"On the way to the vet, Floyd reportedly returned the gun to Reichle and threatened to kill her and her family," the police said.
Afraid of her life, Reichle could write a message to a vet saying, "Call the police, my friend is threatening me, he has a gun, please do not let him know."
The veterinarian called the police, who responded and took Floyd into custody. The authorities also discovered a handgun.
Reichle was hospitalized and treated for her injuries, including a head wound, a blue eye and bruises, the sheriff's office said. The authorities also discovered two bullet holes in the couple's home.
Floyd was charged with domestic violence – serious assault with a firearm, deprivation of liberty, possession of a firearm by a convicted criminal, possession of ammunition by a convicted criminal and simple battery, police said
He is detained without bail [1965-9014] Katherine Lam is a breaking and emerging news producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter @bykatherinelam