At a news conference, police announced Zimmerman is charged with aggravated assault — a felony — and battery after allegedly pointing a shotgun at his girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe. He was living with Scheibe at her home.
Less than six months after walking away from the trial over Trayvon Martin’s death, George Zimmerman was arrested Monday afternoon by Seminole County law enforcement over a domestic dispute reportedly involving a girlfriend. He is being held without bail, and there are no specific charges released yet.
The Orlando Sentinel reports that Zimmerman’s new girlfriend, age 27, had been in the car two months ago when he allegedly threatened his estranged wife Shellie Zimmerman with a gun.
Here is his new mugshot:
And a view of the original scene:
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In September, Zimmerman was involved with another disturbance at his home. Shellie Zimmerman placed a frightened call to 911, in which she described seeing Zimmerman punching her father and with a gun in his holster. Police never recovered one, and after Zimmerman threatened to press countercharges, his wife announced she would not press her own.
Since the trial, Zimmerman has bought himself a new gun with the help of a fundraiser from a gun advocacy group.