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

Arturo Kim
May 28, 2018

A woman who told authorities she had been beaten and threatened by her boyfriend escaped from him after slipping a note to staff at a Florida veterinary hospital, according to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office.

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.

"Call the cops, my boyfriend is threatening me". When she woke up on Friday, she convinced Floyd to take the dog to the vet. Two shots were fired during a struggle over the gun - both of which passed through a wall without injuring anybody.

Police were summoned to the animal hospital where they arrested Floyd.

Floyd, 39, agreed - though he insisted on going with her, loaded gun in hand, officials said. "Please don't let him know", the note read. Deputies said the victim told them that he repeatedly beat her on Wednesday night, threatened her at gunpoint, and physically prevented her from leaving the house. The case was then handed to Volusia County Sheriff's Office.

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While at DeLand Animal Hospital, she is believed to have slipped a note to a staff member asking for help. Authorities also discovered two bullet holes inside the couple's home.

The victim was treated at Florida Hospital DeLand for various injuries, including head trauma, bruises and a black eye.

Deputies said they arrested Floyd on charges of 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.

The Volusia County Sheriff's Office said Floyd is a convicted felon.

Floyd, who has a criminal record, is being held in jail without bond.

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