Apopka, FL — George Zimmerman was arrested in Seminole County, Florida, following a disturbance call Monday.
According to WESH-TV, Zimmerman was arrested around 1 pm for domestic violence at his girlfriend’s home on Topfield Court in Apopka. Further details about the arrest were not immediately released, but the sheriff’s office said he will be booked at the county’s correctional facility.
In September, Zimmerman was involved in a domestic dispute with his estranged wife, Shellie, and her father. He allegedly pulled a gun on both of them, but Shellie Zimmerman declined to press charges, despite claiming that he punched her father in the face. She said she didn’t actually see a gun but assumed he had one because of his stance and the way he was putting his hand inside his shirt.
Shellie Zimmerman filed for divorce just days after pleading guilty to perjury during her estranged husband’s murder trial. She admitted that she lied about the couple’s finances, telling the court that they were broke, when they had actually collected more than $135,000 in donations.
Later in the month, Shellie Zimmerman said the former neighborhood watch volunteer wasn’t the same man she married, and that she didn’t know what he was capable of. She also admitted that she had some doubts about Zimmerman’s innocence, but that she respected the jury’s decision to find him not guilty.
George Zimmerman was found not guilty on charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter in July. Zimmerman fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in the gated community of Sanford, Florida, on February 26, 2012. He was taken into custody after the shooting, but released because there was no evidence to refute that he had acted in self-defense under the state’s Stand Your Ground law.
Zimmerman was pulled over twice for speeding, once in July in Forney, Texas, and again in September in Lake Mary, Florida. In the first incident, he told the police officer he had a concealed weapon permit and a gun in his glove compartment. The officer wrote that he gave Zimmerman a verbal warning. In the second incident, he Zimmerman was arrested for going 60 mph in a 45-mph zone. He received a $256 ticket, but was not carrying a weapon at the time.