George Zimmerman’s booking photo after his arrest Jan. 9, 2014. (Photo: Seminole County Sheriff’s Office)
George Zimmerman was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a weapon Friday night.
Zimmerman, 31, was arrested by Lake Mary police and booked into the John E. Polk Correctional Facility at 9:45p.m.
During his court appearance Saturday morning, Zimmerman was ordered to turn in his firearms, although no firearms were used during the assault, the judge said.
The judge also said that bond will be set at $5,000 and prohibited Zimmerman from leaving Seminole County.
The alleged victim was a female and the incident happened at Zimmerman’s place of residence, according to what was said in the court appearance, but details have not been confirmed. The woman’s name and relation to Zimmerman are also unknown.
In Florida, aggravated assault is considered a third-degree felony, which can result in five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
The name George Zimmerman became commonplace after he shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, an act Zimmerman was acquitted for. Zimmerman’s defense argued he acted in self-defense since Martin assaulted him. However, prosecutors claimed Zimmerman instigated the incident.
Within months of the acquittal, in September 2013, Zimmerman had a run-in with the law when he was arrested for threatening his ex-wife with a gun and attacking his father-in-law, but the accusations were dropped.