George Zimmerman Arrested, Charged with Aggravated Assault with a Weapon
George Zimmerman, the Florida man famously acquitted of the death of Trayvon Martin, was arrested last night for aggravated assault with a weapon.
The Seminole County Police Office booked Zimmerman last night around 10 p.m., and is expected to make a court appearance this morning.
No details are available about his arrest, but Zimmerman has a long history of arrests: apart from the Trayvon Martin case, he allegedly threatened to kill a driver during a road rage incident, and was once accused of pointing a gun at his girlfriend’s face. Both victims declined to press charges.
UPDATE, 10:37 a.m. ET: News13Now has more details about Zimmerman’s arrest, including an additional charge of domestic violence, battery and criminal mischief. According to his lawyer, Zimmerman allegedly “threw a wine bottle during the incident.”
Zimmerman’s bail has been set at $5000, and he is prohibited from contacting the victim, entering her home, or entering the county she resides in, and must surrender all weapons.
Zimmerman waiting for his first court appearance:
— Orlando Sentinel (@orlandosentinel) January 10, 2015
[h/t NBC News]
[Image via Seminole County Sheriff’s Office]
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