Florida cops arrested a 39-year-old man who kidnapped his girlfriend and threatened to kill her. The victim was saved shortly after she slipped a handwritten noted to a vet about the man’s intentions.
Handwritten Note Saved Florida Woman’s Life
Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said that Jeremy Floyd was arrested and charged with multiple charges including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, domestic violence, and others.
According to the police report, two days prior to his arrest, Floyd assaulted Carolyn Reichle, his 28-year-old live-in girlfriend, at their Volusia County home.
The victim told investigators that Floyd hit her in the head with a blunt instrument and held her at gunpoint, threatening to kill her and the rest of the family if she contacted the authorities.
Allegedly, Reichle tried to grab Floyd’s gun but dropped the weapon during the scuffle. The handgun fired as it hit the floor.
Two days after the assault, Reichle was able to convince Floyd to take her dog to the vets. The Florida man agreed but said he would accompany her.
Reichle told the authorities that her boyfriend kept her at gunpoint thorough to the trip. While at the vet’s office, the woman managed to slip a handwritten note to the vet, begging him to call the authorities.
The note read:
call the cops. My boyfriend is threatening me. He has a gun. Please don’t let him know.
After reading the woman’s note, the vet contacted the county deputies. Floyd was later taken into custody and charged.
Reichle was transported to the hospital to receive medical attention for head trauma, bruises, and a black eye.
Meanwhile, the man was formally charged with false imprisonment, domestic violence, aggravated assault with firearm, simple battery and possession of weapon and ammunition by a convicted felon.
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