UPDATED: Beaten DeLand Woman Slips Note, Pleads for Rescue From Boyfriend
Date Added: May 26, 2018 8:47 am
Update #2: The new charge in this case has been amended to stalking.
Update: Today (5/30/2018), Jeremy Floyd was charged with violating pretrial release conditions in this case, specifically the condition prohibiting contact with the victim.
The victim reported Floyd contacted her from jail 15 times on Saturday, 17 times on Sunday and 15 times on Monday.
A check of the Volusia County Branch Jail phone system confirmed Floyd used his inmate number to call the victim at least 16 times over that timeframe. He left a voicemail stating: “I understand you’re upset with me. I’m sorry, I know you’re upset with me and I apologize about what I did to you. I’ll make it up to you. I apologize and I love you.”
Floyd remains held at the Branch Jail on $57,000 bond on his previous charges and no bond allowed on the pre-trial condition violation.
Beaten DeLand Woman Slips Note to Vet Staff, Pleads for Rescue From Boyfriend
A 28-year-old DeLand woman was treated for injuries Friday night and her live-in boyfriend is in custody after she was beaten Wednesday and threatened at gunpoint, preventing her from leaving their home for two days.
After spending all day Thursday in bed due to a head injury, finally Friday afternoon the woman convinced her boyfriend to let her bring their dog to DeLand Animal Hospital -- he insisted on accompanying her, armed with a loaded handgun.
At the veterinary hospital, the woman managed to alert authorities by slipping a note to a vet staff member that said: "Call the cops. My boyfriend is threatening me. He has a gun. Please don't let him know."
The staff member called law enforcement after receiving the note. DeLand police responded first, detaining the boyfriend, Jeremy Floyd, 39 (DOB: 10/11/78), and recovering his gun. Then Volusia County sheriff's deputies were called because the domestic violence crimes took place at the couple's home in the 900 block of South Amelia Avenue, in the county.
Deputies arrested Floyd, a convicted felon, after the visibly injured girlfriend, Carolyn Reichle stated Floyd repeatedly battered her on Wednesday night, threatened her at gunpoint, and physically prevented her from leaving their home. During the incident, the two struggled over the handgun and it was discharged inside the house.
On the drive to the vet, Floyd reportedly again pointed the gun at Reichle, threatening to kill her and her family. Once at the vet, Reichle managed to pass the note to the vet staff.
Deputies took Reichle to Florida Hospital DeLand where she was treated for her injuries, which included a head injury, a black eye and bruised arms. Deputies then took her to their home where they located two bullet holes in a hallway, which passed through drywall and into another room.
Floyd is 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. He remains in custody at the Volusia County Branch Jail on no bail allowed.