George Zimmerman Charged With Aggravated Assault Following Wine Bottle Throwing Incident

Chuck Ross Investigative Reporter
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George Zimmerman has been arrested and booked into Seminole County jail in Florida, charged with aggravated assault with a weapon in a domestic incident after he allegedly threw a bottle of wine at his girlfriend.

According to an Orlando Sentinel reporter who was present during Zimmerman’s court appearance Saturday morning, the bottle-throwing incident occurred four or five days ago at his girlfriend’s residence in Lake Mary.

Zimmerman was arrested Friday at around 9:45 p.m. and booked into jail.

A judge ordered Zimmerman to be held on $5,000 bond.


Few details were provided during Zimmerman’s arraignment, at which he was being represented by Don West, who served as Zimmerman’s co-counsel during the Martin trial.

The judge said that no firearms were involved in the incident.

The judge ordered Zimmerman to be monitored with a GPS tracking device and to have no contact with guns, alcohol, or the woman he allegedly assaulted.

Zimmerman’s next court appearance was set for Feb. 17.

The arrest is not Zimmerman’s first run-in with the law since his acquittal on second-degree murder and manslaughter charges in the Martin case.

In Sept. 2013, Zimmerman was briefly detained after he got into an altercation with his estranged wife, Shellie Zimmerman, and her father. Zimmerman was accused of displaying a firearm in a threatening manner during the altercation.

In Nov. 2013, Samantha Scheibe, a woman Zimmerman had began dating, accused him of pointing a shotgun at her during a domestic incident. Scheibe also said that Zimmerman was having suicidal thoughts and that he shoved her during their argument.

She later recanted her accusation and charges against Zimmerman were dropped.

And in Sept. 2014, a man told authorities that Zimmerman had threatened him in traffic. Police questioned Zimmerman — who was armed at the time — but the man declined the press charges. The man called police again days later to report that he saw Zimmerman waiting outside of his workplace.

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