Zimmerman was charged with assault and battery on Monday after a dispute at his girlfriend's home.
Seminole County chief deputy told ABC News that Zimmerman's girlfriend, who phoned 911, claimed he pointed a gun at her in the dispute before pushing her out of their Apopka, Fla., home.
Zimmerman is scheduled to be booked into jail pending arraignment.
The former neighborhood watch volunteer was acquitted earlier this year of all charges in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin.
News outlets were quick to cover the story on Monday in what will likely spark additional debates over the Zimmerman incident.
Seminole Co. chief deputy: Zimmerman being held in isolated cell, will be checked hourly; requesting state attorney's review.--
ABC News (@ABC) November 18, 2013
George #Zimmerman charged with aggravated assault, battery-domestic violence, and criminal mischief after incident at girlfriend's home #CNN--
David Daniel (@CNNLADavid) November 18, 2013
Cops: Zimmerman threatened girlfriend with shotgun cbsn.ws/1ipluiW--Story developing...
CBS News (@CBSNews) November 18, 2013
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