George Zimmerman was arrested for domestic violence and aggravated assault with a weapon on Jan. 9, according to new reports. This marks his third arrest in recent years.
George Zimmerman is back behind bars. The 31-year-old Florida native, who was acquitted in 2013 for shooting unarmed teen Trayvon Martin, was detained around 10pm on Jan. 9 on charges of aggravated assault and domestic violence.
George Zimmerman Arrested For Aggravated Assault and Domestic Violence Charges
Though no details involving who were revealed, George’s attorney Don West says that during the incident, George threw a wine bottle at the victim. He is prohibited from contacting the victim, returning to her home or even entering Volusia County. A Seminole County judge has set $5,000 bond for George, according to MyNews13.
This is not George’s first domestic violence arrest. In November 2013, he was arrested on charges of aggravated assault on girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, after he allegedly held her to gunpoint. However, prosecutors didn’t pursue the case after Samantha’s inability to cooperate.
George also had a dispute with wife, Shellie Zimmerman, the day after she filed divorce papers. George allegedly pointed a gun at her and her father, but after a lack of evidence he was not charged with the domestic disturbance.
The most debated case was the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon in February 2012. George was arrested for second degree murder for shooting the unarmed teenager, but after a lengthy and controversial trial he was found not guilty, which stirred up racial controversy.
George is to surrender all firearms by Jan. 13 and wear a GPS monitoring device at all times. He will appear in court at 1:30pm on Feb. 17.
— Julianne Ishler