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UPDATE: George Zimmerman arrested for domestic violence

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Geroge Zimmerman during his July trial. AP photo Geroge Zimmerman during his July trial. AP photo

By Tom Winter, NBC News

(NBC) - George Zimmerman has been arrested in Florida, NBC News has learned.

A Seminole County Sheriff's Office statement says Zimmerman was arrested Monday afternoon after deputies responded to a disturbance call at a house in Apopka, Fla., about 15 miles northwest of Orlando.

Zimmerman will be transported and booked into jail pending arraignment.

The statement provided few other details, and it was not immediately known what charges he faced.

Monday's arrest was just the latest legal trouble for the former neighborhood watch volunteer, who was acquitted earlier this year of all charges in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin.

Zimmerman and his estranged wife were involved in a domestic dispute in September that attracted police. Police said no charges were filed against either of them because of a lack of evidence.   

That dispute took place just days after Shellie Zimmerman filed divorce papers.

Zimmerman was pulled over for speeding near Dallas in July and again in September in Lake Mary, Fla. He was given a warning on the first incident and issued a $256 ticket for going 60 mph in a 45-mph zone in the latter.

It is not clear if Zimmerman has legal representation. Mark O'Mara represented Zimmerman during his trial but is no longer serving as Zimmerman's attorney, Shawn Vincent, spokesperson for O'Mara Law, told NBC News.

NBC News also reached out to Zimmerman's brother, Robert, but he was not in position to offer comment.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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