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George Zimmerman arrested in Florida after allegedly pointing gun at girlfriend

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(CNN) — [Breaking news alert at 5:14 p.m. ET Monday]

George Zimmerman was charged Monday with aggravated assault, domestic violence battery and criminal mischief, after an incident at his girlfriend’s home in central Florida, said Dennis Lemma, chief deputy with the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office.

[Breaking news alert at 5:08 p.m. ET Monday]

Zimmerman, who was acquitted earlier this year of murdering teenager Trayvon Martin, was arrested Monday after he allegedly pointed a shotgun at his girlfriend, a spokesman for the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office said.

[Previous story published at 2:43 p.m. ET Monday]

George Zimmerman arrested in Florida

(CNN) — George Zimmerman was arrested Monday afternoon in central Florida “after deputies responded to a disturbance call,” the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

Further details about Zimmerman’s arrest in Apopka, Florida, were not immediately released. He will be booked at the county’s correctional facility, the sheriff’s office said.

This is one of several brushes that Zimmerman has had with law enforcement since he was acquitted this year of murder and manslaughter in the 2012 shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin.

Earlier this month, police in Lake Mary, Florida, said no charges will result from an alleged domestic dispute in September between George Zimmerman and his estranged wife, Shellie Zimmerman.

Shellie Zimmerman said in September that she has doubts about his innocence in the Trayvon Martin case.

Since his acquittal in the Martin case, Zimmerman also has been stopped for speeding twice. He was pulled over the first time in Forney, Texas, in July and told the police officer he had a concealed weapon permit and a gun in his glove compartment. The officer wrote on his incident report that he gave Zimmerman a verbal warning.

Zimmerman was pulled over in early September going 60 mph in a 45-mph zone in Lake Mary and received a $256 ticket. He was not carrying a weapon at the time.

His attorney in the murder trial, Mark O’Mara, no longer represents him.

CNN’s Kim Segal and HLNtv.com’s Graham Winch contributed to this report.

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  • ByeByeToTheRite

    This guy is just one of “those” kind of people who will be involved in a “disturbance” over and over again until he gets what’s coming to him. Typical of over-confident cowards packing guns like NRA rednecks. Some day he’ll “disturb” the wrong person and won’t be able to grab his gun fast enough before he gets his skull cracked in half. Personally can’t wait to see that happen to him!

    • ByeByeToTheRite

      Unfortunately, we have to “pry them from the dead cold hands” of the NRA first, who so far has shown no signs of wanting ANY regulations or checks whatsoever to prevent any nutcases like George from carrying. We can thank the NRA for why losers like this are armed to the teeth.

  • ByeByeToTheRite

    Yes, George likes to use his guns! Like most hicks in the NRA, it sure beats having to be A MAN. I’m guess he was just “standing his ground” as she was probably quite intimidating to little George the Coward. Just like that Franklin County hick who shot the “threatening” 6 month old puppy – big cowardly losers need their guns!

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