UPDATE: George Zimmerman Gets A New Mugshot Picture Taken – Arrested For Alleged Domestic Violence Altercation With His Pregnant (?) Girlfriend – Update: Girlfriend Not Pregnant, Full Sheriff Presser and Arrest Report

Several news outlets are now reporting that George Zimmerman has been arrested in Seminole County on Domestic Violence charges after an altercation with his pregnant girlfriend.   (Girlfriend pregnant according to TMZ)

updateUpdate:   Here is the police press conference and full arrest report (HatTip Froggielegs) :

*Note – They have him listed as “white” again.

george zimmerman mug shot 11-18-13TMZ first broke the story with this report:

George Zimmerman has been arrested in Orlando, FL after allegedly attacking his pregnant girlfriend, law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

According to law enforcement sources — which have been involved with the Zimmerman case since day one and have always been reliable — Zimmerman got physical with his girlfriend earlier today, who claimed she was pregnant.

Since she’s pregnant, we’re told the domestic violence charge is automatically listed as a felony. The Seminole County Sheriff’s website says Zimmerman is not eligible for bail. (link)

samantha-scheibe-photos-1The Orlando Sentinel and Rene Stutzman published this account: George Zimmerman was arrested today and is being held without bail at the Seminole County Jail.

It was not immediately clear what happened or what crime he’s accused of committing, but just before 1:30 p.m., Sheriff Don Eslinger confirmed that Zimmerman had been arrested and was being driven to the county jail in Sanford.

He said more information would be available shortly. WESH-Channel 2 reported that Zimmerman was accused of domestic violence by a girlfriend.

The Sheriff’s Office, in a short news release, reported that the agency had arrested Zimmerman after being called to a disturbance on Topfield Court in western Seminole County near Apopka about 1 p.m. Zimmerman’s new girlfriend, 27-year-old Samantha Scheibe, lives in the 1300 block of Topfield Court, according to an unrelated Lake Mary police report.

[…] Seminole County officials had not released an incident report by mid-afternoon, explaining what happened today. The Sheriff’s Office website did not list what criminal charges were being leveled against Zimmerman but noted that he was being held without bail.

All domestic violence suspects are held without bail in Seminole County until they make an initial appearance before a judge, who must decide whether there is enough evidence to support the arrest and whether the suspect should be granted bail.

Presumably Zimmerman will appear before Seminole County Judge Fred Schott tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. in Sanford and learn more about the case against him and whether he will remain locked up.

Chris White, chief of operations for the State Attorney’s Office in Sanford, said he had received no paperwork from the Sheriff’s Office, detailing what happened but that if the case involves domestic violence, he would likely ask that Zimmerman be barred from having access to guns, should a judge allow him to go free.

[…] According to Shawn Vincent, a spokesman for defense attorney Mark O’Mara, “Mark O’Mara is not representing George Zimmerman in today’s matter,” won’t represent him in any other new criminal complaints and “as such, it is not appropriate for him to make any comment.” (link)

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237 Responses to UPDATE: George Zimmerman Gets A New Mugshot Picture Taken – Arrested For Alleged Domestic Violence Altercation With His Pregnant (?) Girlfriend – Update: Girlfriend Not Pregnant, Full Sheriff Presser and Arrest Report

  1. Darkman says:

    Zimmerman is to be arraigned on January 7, 2014 …

    They are discussing bond now.

    Getting bond…

    Judge is issuing electronic monitoring device for Zim .. no Travelling (while on bond).

    Bond is set at $9,000

    Rene Stutzman ‏@renestutzmannow
    Prosecutor at #GeorgeZimmerman hearing: he tried to choke victim 1 2/2 weeks ago but she didn’t report it.

    Rene Stutzman ‏@renestutzman2m
    Judge begins without #GeorgeZimmerman in the room. Judge is citing boilerplate to all defendants, what a first appearance means. Stand by.

    Rene Stutzman ‏@renestutzman5m
    No #GeorgeZimmerman family at hearing. 7 folks waiting for other cases, Frank Taaffe’s and a lawyer’s wife. #Trayvon

    Rene Stutzman ‏@renestutzman9m
    Judge is on bench, attys in place but no #GeorgeZimmerman yet.

    Rene Stutzman ‏@renestutzman10m
    A big gun from state atty’s handling today’s #GeorgeZimmerman hearing: Chris White, head SC prosecutor. #Trayvon

    Rene Stutzman ‏@renestutzman14m
    #GeorgeZimmerman’s atty, Jeff Dowdy, just walked into the c-room. No Z yet.

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  2. minor4 says:

    I wonder if she lied to him about being pregnant

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    • Sha says:

      I believe she lied to him and set him up . I’m not saying he’s a saint but , I can’t help but ask myself why would he tell the dispatcher she was pregnant if she hadn’t told him she was, he had to know that would cause him even more trouble when it came out in the middle of a dispute . The second thing that pop’s in my mind is how can you argue over who will raise a child that doesn’t exist. The third thing is why does every argument George have end up with a 911 call . I can’t help but wonder if he is trying to punish his own self in some kind of way by sticking around Florida . I would have been long gone if I had to live in a tent to get away from the messed up legal system I saw in that state. I will say alot prayers for him and the road he is traveling on. I will also say alot of prayers for his family .

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  3. dawndoe says:

    George sorta rolled eyes and took deep breath when he heard about the choking accusations.

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  4. ugh says:

    Kinda scary 1 judge can leave a person defenseless.

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  5. Lulu says:

    Judge was not very interested in his passport. GZ said he believed “my former attorney” may still have it. Judge was sanguine. Just repeated admonition to not leave Florida.

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  6. Lulu says:

    About her (un)pregnancy: George said she said she was pregnant and wanted to raise the child as a single mother. We would have to be dumb to think that that concept came from anyone other than her. Her being pregnant would have significantly upped the ante re the charges and the punishment. Forget about that.

    Someone said this smells fishy. I second and third that.

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  7. Lulu says:

    This article stays away from the judge’s underplaying the whole thing. But it does detail what GZ said about her supposed pregnancy. Too much detail. Had to have come from her.

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/19/justice/florida-george-zimmerman-arrest/

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  8. dean says:

    This whole thing is very fishy. He baracaded the door–but they couldn’t get in via a window or isn’t there another door to the house? She said she’s talking to him but also says she’s outside. He says she’s pregnant but she says no–so where did he get that idea in the first place–FROM HER! He pointed a gun to her face and then what? Any witnesses to that–doesn’t seem like much of a case to me.

    Now she claims very conveniently that there was another incident of choking last week but offers no proof of it.

    And don’t forget that 9000 bond is really 900 dollars.

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    • Nation says:

      And no one in the neighborhood knew that Zimmerman was living there even though Zimmerman allegedly choked Scheibe last week (per Scheibe).

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  9. Lulu says:

    Meanwhile at Harvard:

    Benjamin Crump, the attorney for the Martin family, was at Harvard Law School on Monday with the teen’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, to speak at a symposium about his legacy and self-defense laws.

    Crump said they found out about Zimmerman’s arrest from television reports. He said the news of the arrest didn’t affect their mood because they are focused on discussing ways to reform self-defense laws.

    “They’re focused on how we can all better deal with conflict resolution. But there is a certain irony in that while they were doing that, at basically the same time that incident was happening with their son’s killer,” Crump said in a phone interview.

    http://www.burlingtoncountytimes.com/news/national/girlfriend-says-zimmerman-pointed-shotgun-at-her/article_e0defe74-f318-5af3-be82-95840f2e28e9.html

    Have they given up on reforming/ doing away with SYG laws and moved to self-defense? S’pose Scheibe has gotten a call from the Scheme Team?

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  10. Aslan's Girl says:

    I REALLY wish GZ’s fate was not in FL’s hands. Again. Really wish GZ had left FL months ago 😦 FL’s legal system is so messed up, any other state would be better.
    I hope the public defenders GZ has are good. Here’s an article with quotes from them:
    http://abcnews.go.com/US/george-zimmerman-leaves-jail-guns/story?id=20938377
    I didn’t really like that Dowdy said it’s “too early to say if it’s a meltdown but we’ll find out.” Otherwise, they are “confident” he’ll be acquitted.

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  11. stormreaper says:

    The only thing I know for sure is that I don’t like the way he treated Shellie. Regardless of her other faults before and after, she supported him throughout the trial. I heard the jailhouse calls between them. He runs off and moves in with some blonde the moment his trial ends. It doesn’t sit well with me. I donated to him, and I am still very certain he is not a violent murderer. I also don’t buy that he routinely threatens people with his gun- It seems to me the type of thing you would say when you’re really mad at GZ. But I lost a lot of respect for him for the way he treated Shellie.

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