George Zimmerman arrested for domestic violence

Published On: Dec 24 2013 11:44:49 AM HST   Updated On: Nov 18 2013 01:33:06 PM HST
George Zimmerman mugshot
APOPKA, Fla. -

George Zimmerman is accused of pointing a long-barreled shotgun at his girlfriend and pushing her out of her Apopka home Monday afternoon before barricading the door with furniture, the Seminole County Sheriff's Office said.

Read the arrest affidavit

Zimmerman was arrested when deputies arrived at the home on Topfield Court at 1 p.m. and charged with felony aggravated assault and battery, domestic violence and criminal mischief.

Zimmerman's girlfriend, identified as Samantha Scheibe, called 911 during the fight.

"He has his freaking gun breaking all of my stuff right now," she told the dispatcher.

Scheibe could be heard yelling at Zimmerman on the call.

"I'm doing this again? You just broke my glass table. You just broke my sunglasses, and you put your gun in my freaking face," she said.

Deputies used Scheibe's key to enter the home and arrest Zimmerman.

"He offered no resistance to deputies as they responded," said Dennis Lemma, chief deputy with the Seminole County Sheriff's Office.

Zimmerman will be held in jail on no bond until his first appearance in front of a judge at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. He will not be represented by Mark O'Mara, his attorney during his murder trial.

Zimmerman will be held in a 64-square-foot single cell with limited contact with other inmates, but he will be allowed visitation.

"He will be housed as he has been in the past, under administrative confinement," said Lemma.

If Zimmerman is released on bond, deputies want the judge to impose electronic monitoring.

Deputies said Scheibe was not hurt in the incident.

According to Scheibe, she asked Zimmerman to leave the home and he began packing his belongings, including a shotgun and an assault rifle. The victim said Zimmerman cocked the shotgun and then took it out of his bag.

"Scheibe then advised Zimmerman that she was calling the police because she was nervous about why he pulled out the shotgun. Zimmerman then pointed the shotgun at Scheibe for a minute, and asked her if she really wanted to do that. Scheibe stepped back, at which time Zimmerman smashed a glass coffee table, belonging to Scheibe, with the butt of the shotgun," the arrest affidavit said.

Neighbors told WESH 2 News that they didn't know the woman was dating Zimmerman, and they thought the man might have been an undercover cop because he walked around like an officer.

Neighbors said his truck had been parked in the neighborhood for about a month.
Chopper 2 video showed several Seminole County Sheriff's vehicles at the home Monday afternoon.

Deputies plan to release the arrest report and 911 call.

Zimmerman was found not guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin in July.

He was involved in a domestic dispute involving his wife, Shellie Zimmerman, and her father in September, but he will not face charges in that incident.

Images: Many looks of George Zimmerman


Images: Many looks of George Zimmerman


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