George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of second-degree murder in 2013 in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, was released Saturday morning on $5,000 bond and told to stay out of Florida’s Volusia County, according to WFTV-TV in Daytona Beach. The former neighborhood-watch captain was arrested in Lake Mary, Florida, Friday night on suspicion of aggravated assault and domestic violence with a weapon.
The 31-year-old Zimmerman was arrested at about 10 p.m. EST and was being held at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility, according to its website.
He appeared before a judge Saturday morning with his attorney, Don West, who also represented Zimmerman during his second-degree murder trial. The lawyer said Zimmerman was accused of throwing a wine bottle at his girlfriend.
The incident marked Zimmerman’s fourth public brush with the law since he was acquitted for the 2012 incident in which he shot and killed Martin in Sanford, Florida, and his second arrest for aggravated assault.
Florida police arrested Zimmerman in November 2013 on charges of aggravated assault, battery and criminal mischief after his then-girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, said he pointed a gun at her during an argument, smashed a coffee table and pushed her out of the house they shared, according to the Associated Press. Zimmerman posted $9,000 bail days later, CNN reported at the time. Scheibe declined to cooperate with detectives, and prosecutors did not pursue the case.
Zimmerman was also previously accused by his estranged wife, Shellie Zimmerman, of smashing an iPad during an argument at their home. Shellie Zimmerman initially told a dispatcher George had a gun, but she later said he was unarmed. No charges were filed because of a lack of evidence. The dispute occurred days after Shellie Zimmerman filed divorce papers.
He was previously pulled over for speeding in northern Texas about two weeks after he was found not guilty at his 2013 trial.
See video of Zimmerman entering the courtroom and hearing the charges against him below. According to the video, Zimmerman is expected back in court on Feb. 17.