George Zimmerman posted $9000 bond and was released from a Florida jail. He is currently awaiting arraignment on charges of aggravated assault, battery, criminal mischief, and domestic violence. He is accused of assaulting his girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, during a domestic dispute.
As a condition of the bond, Zimmerman was ordered to surrender all firearms and ammunition in his possession. He is also barred from contacting Scheibe and leaving the state of Florida. CNN reports that he is required to wear an electronic monitoring device until his January 7 arraignment.
The 30-year-old Florida man is well-known for his involvement in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. On the evening of February 26, 2012, he was patrolling The Retreat at Twin Lakes as a member of the neighborhood watch. When he saw Martin walking around, he approached and questioned him.
At some point during the questioning, Zimmerman and Martin got into a physical altercation. The older man eventually fired his gun, killing the unarmed teen.
George Zimmerman was arrested and charged with second-degree murder. He denied the charges, claiming he fired the shot in self-defense. On July 13, 2013, he was found not guilty by a Florida jury.
Following the acquittal, the Florida man has had several encounters with police. In September, Shellie Zimmerman accused her estranged husband of threatening her and her father with a gun. Police declined to file charges due to lack of evidence.
As reported by CBS News, he was arrested again on November 18. Scheibe contacted 911 to report that Zimmerman broke a table, shoved her outside, and threatened her with a gun. When authorities arrived, he was arrested and held on $9000 bond.
Assistant State Attorney Lymary Munoz requested a higher bond, citing George Zimmerman’s history of violent behavior. Munoz said Scheibe is in fear for her life.