DeLand, FL – A DeLand man who was arrested after being accused of beating and threatening to kill his girlfriend is now facing new charges of stalking the girlfriend by calling her from jail.
Last week, 39-year-old Jeremy Floyd’s 28-year-old girlfriend told Volusia deputies that Floyd repeatedly beat her, threatened her at gunpoint and physically prevented her from leaving their home. The two struggled over the handgun, and it went off in the home. You can read more on this story here.
The girlfriend convinced Floyd to let her bring their dog to DeLand Animal Hospital last Friday afternoon. Floyd would only allow his girlfriend to go if he came along with a loaded gun, according to Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.
While on the way to the vet, Floyd held his girlfriend at gunpoint and threatened to kill her and her family. Upon arrival, Floyd’s girlfriend managed to slip a note to vet staff that read: “Call the cops. My boyfriend is threatening me. He has a gun. Please don’t let him know.” A photo of the note can be seen below.
(Photo of the note courtesy VCSO)
Floyd was arrested on several domestic violence charges. Today, VCSO announced that Floyd is facing stalking charges for violating pretrial release conditions in this case, specifically the condition prohibiting contact with the girlfriend. She reported that Floyd contacted her 47 times from jail during a three-day period between Saturday and Monday.
A check of the jail phone system confirmed Floyd used his inmate number to call the victim at least 16 times over that timeframe. He left a voicemail saying, “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 continues to be held at the jail on $57,000 bond on his previous charges and no bond allowed on the pre-trial condition violation.
Floyd’s mugshot courtesy Volusia County Jail.