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Local woman missing in Florida; husband faces charges in Clark Co.

Rachael Madison (Source: Volusia County Sheriff’s Office) Rachael Madison (Source: Volusia County Sheriff’s Office)
Jarvis Madison (Source: Volusia County Sheriff’s Office) Jarvis Madison (Source: Volusia County Sheriff’s Office)
This is the license plate believed to be on the silver Honda Pilot driven by Jarvis Madison. (Source: Volusia County Sheriff’s Office) This is the license plate believed to be on the silver Honda Pilot driven by Jarvis Madison. (Source: Volusia County Sheriff’s Office)

CLARKSVILLE, IN (WAVE) – Investigators are intensifying their search for a local woman who went missing after fleeing her husband and going to Florida.

Rachael Madison, 44, was reported missing on Sunday, after she went out for a run on the beach and never returned.

Her husband, Jarvis Madison, 58, faces charges from an incident involving the couple earlier this month in Clark County. He’s accused of holding his wife against her will and firing a shot at her. She was able to get away that time and her family said she thought she was out of the relationship for good when she escaped to Florida.

“He's a very threatening and dangerous person,” Rachael Madison’s aunt, Thelma Newsom, said.

Newsom said she received a cry for help just two weeks before her niece disappeared.

Court documents show on November 14, Rachael called Newsom, who lives in Volusia County, Florida, and told her she was being held against her will in southern Indiana. Rachael reported she was in a silver Honda Pilot with her husband, Jarvis Madison. She said he had a gun and threatened to kill her.

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“The victim is reporting that when she tried to escape him and when they pulled off to use the restroom on Interstate 64, that he had produced a handgun and actually fired a shot at her as she tried to summons help," Clark County Prosecutor Jeremy Mull said. "And, as a result of that, she did enter the car again.”

Mull said Rachael was able to eventually convince Jarvis to pull over at the Clarksville Walmart. She ran inside for help and police said that's when her husband took off with her cell phone.

“The police were able to call that phone and reach him via telephone and state that they wanted to speak with him, but he was not willing to come and talk to the police,” Mull said.

Police haven't heard or seen from him since. A warrant was issued for his arrest.

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Meanwhile, Newsom told police she drove to Indiana to pick up Rachael and the two traveled back to her home north of Daytona Beach. On Sunday, Newsom said Rachael went for a run and never returned. She believes her niece was abducted by Jarvis and fears the worst.

"Oh my gosh, that's all I want is for her to come home and be safe," Newsom said. 

“We are concerned for her well being and want to find her and figure out exactly what the circumstances are,” Volusia County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Andrew Gant said. 

One of Jarvis Madison's last known addresses was in New Albany.

Mull said Jarvis Madison should be considered armed and dangerous. He was last seen in that silver Honda Pilot with Indiana license plate EN2348.

If you have any information about this case, call 911.

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