George Zimmerman arrested for domestic violence


George Zimmerman is accused of pointing a long-barreled shotgun at his girlfriend and pushing her out of her Apopka home Monday afternoon before barricading the door with furniture, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office said.

Zimmerman was arrested when deputies arrived at the home on Topfield Court at 1 p.m. and charged with felony aggravated assault and battery, domestic violence and criminal mischief.

“He offered no resistance to deputies as they responded,” said Dennis Lemma, chief deputy with the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office.

Zimmerman will be held in jail on no bond until his first appearance in front of a judge at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. He will not be represented by Mark O’Mara, his attorney during his murder trial.

Zimmerman will be held in a 64-square-foot single cell with limited contact with other inmates, but he will be allowed visitation.

“He will be housed as he has been in the past, under administrative confinement,” said Lemma.

If Zimmerman is released on bond, deputies want the judge to impose electronic monitoring.

Deputies said Zimmerman’s girlfriend was not hurt in the incident.

Neighbors told WESH 2 News that they didn’t know the woman was dating Zimmerman, and they thought the man might have been an undercover cop because he walked around like an officer.

Neighbors said his truck had been parked in the neighborhood for about a month.
Chopper 2 video showed several Seminole County Sheriff’s vehicles at the home Monday afternoon.

Deputies plan to release the arrest report and 911 call.

Zimmerman was found not guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin in July.

He was involved in a domestic dispute involving his wife, Shellie Zimmerman, and her father in September, but he will not face charges in that incident.


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