A strange twist, Steven Louis was found in Key West, FL driving the vehicle belonging to Nicole Fields. As police were in pursuit, Louis crashed the car and is now hospitalized with non life threatening injuries. He will be questioned about circumstances surrounding her disappearance.
Louis had a 2008 aggravated domestic violence charge, which was later dropped. Family members of Nicole Fields admitted to reporters that Nicole was the victim of that charge. She had other incidents of violence at the hands of Louis, at one point taking out an order of protection.
According to news reports, Fields' mother called the Sheriff's Office early Friday morning. She became alarmed Thursday when, for the first time ever, Fields did not pick up her two daughters from a babysitter and did not answer her cell phone.
The family is certain Nicole Fields is in grave danger.
Nicole's mother, Sherri, said her daughter regularly called her four to five times a day. But she hasn't had a call since Nicole went to the hearing Thursday.
Nicole's family is taking care of her younger daughter, Kaliya, 2, who is Louis' child. Nicole's older daughter, Nyomi, 8, is with her father.
Nicole Fields is described as a white female, approximately 5-feet-4 inches tall, 150 lbs., with waist-length blond hair and blue eyes.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Osceola County Sheriff's Office at (407) 348-2222 or Crimeline at (800) 423-TIPS (8477).