Deputies: Injured Brevard woman found safe; Boyfriend sought

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BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - An injured woman, who ran to a gas station for help, but was taken by her boyfriend minutes later, was found safe Sunday evening, Brevard County deputies said.

Deputies said 31-year-old Teresa Owens entered the Pilot Convenience Store on W. King Street in Cocoa around 5 a.m. Sunday.

Owens had a swollen eye and blood on her shirt, according to investigators.

Officials said Owens hid behind the register and asked the store clerk if she could call her mother for help.

Deputies said Owens' boyfriend, 32-year-old Deone Turpin, walked into the store a few minutes later and pulled Owens from behind the counter.

Turpin then forced her into his car, according to deputies.

Investigators found Turpin's car about two miles away from the store, but Owens and Turpin were nowhere to be found.

Sunday evening, deputies said they located Owens at her mother's home in Titusville.

Investigators said they are searching for Turpin.