Friday 16 November, 2018

Florida police: Woman held captive slips note to veterinary employee

This undated photo provided by the Volusia County Sheriff's Office shows Jeremy Floyd, who was arrested at DeLand Animal Hospital.  Floyd, who has a criminal record, is being held in jail without bond. (Volusia County Sheriff's Office via AP)

This undated photo provided by the Volusia County Sheriff's Office shows Jeremy Floyd, who was arrested at DeLand Animal Hospital. Floyd, who has a criminal record, is being held in jail without bond. (Volusia County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Florida authorities say a woman who was beaten and held captive for two days at gunpoint by her boyfriend escaped when she convinced him bring their dog to an animal hospital - and then slipped a note to a staff member.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal quotes the Volusia County Sheriff's Office as saying 39-year-old Jeremy Floyd was arrested at DeLand Animal Hospital. He is being held without bond on domestic violence and other charges.

The report says Floyd beat the woman Wednesday and refused to let her leave their home. Two days later, she convinced Floyd to let her take their dog to a veterinarian, although he wouldn't let her go alone.

It's unclear whether Floyd has retained an attorney.