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Single Fla. mom missing after custody hearing, possibly in danger, say police

Nicole Fields, Steven Louis WKMG

(CBS/WKMG) OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla.  - A 26-year-old Orlando woman who went missing after a custody hearing could be in danger, authorities said Friday.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that Nicole Fields disappeared Thursday after attending a 9 a.m. hearing in the Osceola County Courthouse where she was trying to get her estranged boyfriend to pay back child support, according to the sheriff's office. Fields' mother reported her daughter missing.

The boyfriend, identified as 28-year-old Steven Louis, was driving Fields' car Friday afternoon when police tried to pull him over. Deputies said he tried driving away and crashed, reported CBS affiliate WKMG.

He was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, and will be taken in for questioning.

Court records show that Louis is a convicted drug dealer who was charged with aggravated domestic battery in 2008, although the charges were dropped, the Sentinel reports. According to her mother, Fields was the victim in that case and had been abused by Louis on other occasions.

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).