George Zimmerman in Custody in Lake Mary After Wife Calls 911
FlaglerLive | September 9, 2013
George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer acquitted in mid-July in the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford a year and a half earlier, was back in custody Monday afternoon as part of an investigation involving domestic violence, the Orlando Sentinel is reporting.
Zimmerman is in the custody of the Lake Mary Police Department. The incident, involving Zimmerman’s wife and her father, took place on Sprucewood Road in Lake Mary. According to Lake Mary police spokesman Zach Hudson, there was a gun in the house, but it was not involved in the altercation. It isn’t clear whether anyone has or will be arrested.
“Anytime we have anybody suspected of doing anything, we place them in investigative detention until a complete investigation has been done,” Hudson said.
George and Shellie Zimemrman lived in that area of Lake Mary during the trial. Last week Shellie Zimmerman filed for divorce, a week after pleading guilty to perjury during her husband’s case. “I have supported him for so long, and neglected myself for too long, and I feel like I’m finally starting to feel empowered again,” she told ABC News.
She called 911 today.
Monday’s detention would be the third time that Zimmerman has drawn the attention of police in the two months since the end of the trial. He has twice been stopped for speeding, including a stop in Texas soon after the trial, where he got a warning. Zimmerman had a concealed weapon in his glove box. “Don;t play with your firearm,” the Texas Highway Patrol trooper told him during that stop. Zimmerman was nonplussed when the trooper told him he did not recognize his name.