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Judge Tells Zimmerman: No Guns, No Leaving Florida

George Zimmerman was back in a Florida court Tuesday, this time on charges related to threatening his girlfriend.
Posted at 6:57 PM, Nov 19, 2013

George Zimmerman was back in a Florida court Tuesday — this time after he allegedly threatened his girlfriend.

The judge charged Zimmerman with felony aggravated assault and two misdemeanors on allegations he pointed a shotgun at his girlfriend. (Via Sky News)

“The judge in the case set Zimmerman’s bond at $9,000 and ordered him not to have any weapons or ammunition. He was also ordered to stay away from his girlfriend's house and to wear a monitoring device.” (Via WFLA)

Zimmerman quickly posted bond though he's not allowed to travel outside Florida. USA Today reports Zimmerman’s girlfriend Samantha Scheibe called 911 Monday after arguing with him. (Via CNN)

“What’s going on?”

“He’s in my house breaking all my stuff because I asked him to leave.”

“She alleged that he had broken a table and at one point, pointed a long barreled shotgun.” (Via ABC)

Police later arrested Zimmerman at Scheibe’s house, where he allegedly barricaded himself inside.

USA Today reports bail for the charges against Zimmerman would usually be around $5,000 but the judge increased it to $9,000 after learning of accusations Zimmerman had recently tried to choked his girlfriend as well.

Fox News reports Zimmerman’s next court date is set for Jan. 7, and until then, he’ll need a place to stay.

“He clearly is not going back to what is now his ex-girlfriend’s house. He can’t go back to his soon to be ex-wife’s house, so George Zimmerman first must figure out where he’s going to be living as he awaits for trial.” (Via Fox News)

Zimmerman was acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin four months ago. He has since had several run ins with law enforcement including multiple traffic stops and domestic disputes with his ex-wife. (Via NBC)