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George Zimmerman served divorce papers in jail

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SANFORD, Fla. - George Zimmerman's most recent arrest involving alleged domestic violence isn't the first time it has happened.

In 2005, he was also arrested on charges of resisting arrest and battering an officer.

But he got a break when prosecutors reduced the charges and then cleared him after he entered a pretrial diversion program.

His latest arrest, however, came with a surprise, jail time. He did bond out of jail on Tuesday afternoon.

By now, most anyone who has been following the post-trial exploits of Zimmerman read about his meltdown at his in-laws' house in Lake Mary on Sept. 9, leaving a trail of broken computer equipment and his estranged wife demanding a divorce.

In fact, WESH 2 News confirmed Shellie Zimmerman's attorney had her husband served with divorce papers after his arrest on Monday on assault and battery charges.

There was no answer at the Seminole County home Zimmerman shares with current girlfriend and alleged victim Samantha Scheibe and her daughter, though neighbors pointed to Scheibe's car and said she was home.

Lake Mary police sources confirm she was outside Shellie Zimmerman's parents' home in September after the 911 call, alleging threats by Zimmerman were made. No charges were filed in that case.

In 2005, a restraining order was filed against Zimmerman by his former fiancee, Veronica Zuazo. Zimmerman counter-filed, and both petitions were granted, though published reports quote Zimmerman character witness John Donnelly as saying Zimmerman renewed his relationship with Zuazo after he was acquitted in July of murdering Trayvon Martin.

After the investigation of the domestic violence allegations from September were dropped last week, an investigation into allegations that Zimmerman stole items from his in-laws' home was also closed.

Zimmerman has had a few traffic stops since his acquittal, most recently being ticketed by Lake Mary police on Sept. 3.

WESH-TV

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