George Zimmerman has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a weapon in another domestic violence incident — the third since his acquittal in the death of Trayvon Martin. News 13 out of Florida reports that he was arrested just after 10 p.m., Friday night, after an altercation took place at a residence in Lake Mary. Investigators are still trying to get to the bottom of what happened, but Raw Story shares that he is currently being held at John E. Polk Correctional Facility. His mugshot has just been released and added to the growing list of his already existent mugshots.
At this time, it’s not known who his alleged victim is, but he reportedly used a weapon during a physical assault, either brandishing it to incite fear (as he’s been accused of doing more than once since his high profile acquittal) or he may have used it during the assault. More information is steadily coming to the media, while George sits in jail where he is being kept without bail/bond. This is actually a change compared to the other times he’s been accused of similar behaviors.
George Zimmerman has been arrested, so far, three times for domestic violence related incidents. The first arrest came just a couple of months after he was acquitted in the murder of Trayvon Martin. Sherrie Zimmerman — his then-wife — claimed that he punched her father in the face and brandished a firearm. She also accused him of smashing her iPad, which may have been used to film some of the altercation. However, Sherrie later recanted her claims, which stopped the investigation and resulted in charges against George being dropped. Just a few months later, George’s new girlfriend, Samantha Schiebe, called the police claiming that he cocked a gun and aimed it at her. She also claimed at one point that he had choked her. However, like the situation with Sherrie Zimmerman, he walked away without facing charges in this incident. He also later became involved in a road rage incident, where he allegedly threatened to kill the other driver. He was never charged or arrested for that incident.
It’s too soon to speculate on whether or not George Zimmerman will actually get in trouble this time, because the details surrounding Friday’s arrest have not yet been made public. He’s expected to appear before a judge at 9 a.m. Saturday morning, at which time more information may be made available — such as the identity of his alleged victim.
[Photo credit: John E. Polk Correctional Facility/George Zimmerman mugshot]