Samantha Scheibe (George Zimmerman’s new girl) above
George Zimmerman was told he must surrender his guns in order to get out of
jail today following his arrest for the alleged aggravated assault of his girlfriend.
A Florida judge set bond at $9,000 and Zimmerman’s lawyers said they expect
him to get out of jail Wednesday.
He must also wear an electronic monitoring device and have no contact with
Jeff Dowdy, deputy chief at Seminole County Public Defender’s Office, is Zimmer-
man’s new attorney. Before heading into court, Dowdy told reporters that Zim-
merman is “indigent” and about $2.5 million in debt.
When asked how Zimmerman was doing after a night in jail, Dowdy said, “He’s
upset. He’s calm, but he’s upset. He wants to go home.”
Zimmerman, 30, was arrested Monday after a “domestic disturbance” with his
girlfriend. He now faces a felony charge of aggravated assault and the lesser
charges of battery domestic violence and criminal mischief.
Zimmerman’s girlfriend, who the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office identified as
Samantha Scheibe, told a 911 dispatcher that the incident began when the for-
mer neighborhood watch captain grew upset during an argument and brand-
ished a weapon at her.
“He’s in my house, breaking all my s— because I asked him to leave,” Scheibe
told the dispatcher. “He’s got a freaking gun breaking all my stuff right now.”
Scheibe said Zimmerman then pushed her out the home that they have shared
ever since Zimmerman became estranged with his wife and locked her out.
Authorities said when they arrived Scheibe gave them keys to the home, and
that they had to push through obstacles by the door to get in.
“When we arrived, the victim indicated that she and George Zimmerman were
having a verbal dispute and at that time she alleged that he had broken a table
and pointed a long-barrel shotgun at her,” Seminole County Sheriff’s Office Chief
Deputy Dennis Lemma said at a news conference.
However, Zimmerman tells a different tale. He told police in a separate 911 call
that she instigated the incident.
“My girlfriend has … for lack of a better word, gone crazy on me,” said Zimmer-
man while police knocked on the door trying to speak with him.
“The police is already there and so why are you calling? What happened?” the
Zimmerman replied, “I just want everyone to know the truth.”
Zimmerman asked to speak with an officer on the phone. He was unarmed when
police got to him and “rather passive,” Lemma said. He offered no resistance and
was taken into custody. He is being held without bond and if a judge decides to
let him go free, authorities have requested that he once again be outfitted with
an electronic monitoring device.
Late Monday night police were seen removing what looked like evidence from
Zimmerman became a controversial figure when he shot and killed unarmed
black teen Trayvon Martin. He was acquitted of second-degree murder in July.
Zimmerman conceded he shot and killed Martin in Sanford, Fla., on Feb. 26,
2012, but maintained he fired in self-defense. His acquittal caused widespread