George Zimmerman is headed back to court Tuesday after being arrested and charged with felony aggravated assault following a domestic dispute with his girlfriend.
In two 911 calls released by Seminole County Sheriff’s Office Monday evening, Zimmerman and his girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, paint very different pictures of their dispute.
“He’s in my house breaking all my s*** because I asked him to leave,” Scheibe tells the dispatcher during a recording of her 911 call. “He has his freaking gun, breaking all of my stuff right now.”
“No get out of my house,” she can be heard saying later, presumably addressing Zimmerman. “Do not push me out of my house! Please get out of my house.”
Scheibe told both the dispatcher and the officers who responded to the disturbance that the dispute was sparked when she asked him to leave the house. She alleges that he pushed her out of the door and pointed his shotgun at her face during that dispute, and that he “smashed” property with a shotgun.
“He knows how to do this. He knows how to play this game,” she says to the dispatcher, once she was outside the home.
During his 911 call, placed after police had arrived, Zimmerman tells the dispatcher that the argument began when his girlfriend suddenly changed her mind after asking him to leave. He describes Scheibe as having, “for lack of a better word, gone crazy on me.”
“Why are you calling, what happened?” the dispatcher asks, noting that the police have already arrived at the scene.
“I just want everyone to know the truth,” Zimmerman replies.
“You’re not going to go speak to them?” the dispatcher asks later.
“I don’t have anything to say,” he replies.
Later, he explains to the dispatcher what happened, telling her he never pulled his firearm on Scheibe.
“At first she was letting me pack my stuff so that I could go, you know, we could go our own ways amicably,” he explains to the dispatcher. “When she changed she just started smashing stuff, taking stuff that belonged to me, throwing it outside, throwing it out of her room, throwing it all over the house.”
Asked later why he doesn’t want to go outside to talk to the officers, Zimmerman says, “I can talk to one of the officers but I’m not going to go outside. You know, they’re just going to do the same thing they did before.”
The arrest is latest in a series of brushes Zimmerman has had with the law since he was acquitted of murder charges this summer in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Attorneys Mark O’Mara and Don West, who represented Zimmerman during the Martin shooting trial, told NBC News Monday they will not be representing him in connection with this incident.
Zimmerman has been charged with felony aggravated assault, misdemeanor battery and misdemeanor criminal mischief. He is expected to make his first court appearance Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., where he will be formally notified of the charges against him. His bail may be discussed and set, unless the state files a motion to deny bail, which would require a new bond hearing to be held at a later date.
Zimmerman and his estranged wife Shellie Zimmerman were involved in a dispute shortly after she filed divorce papers in September. Police investigated but ultimately lacked evidence to file charges in that incident. Zimmerman has been pulled over for speeding twice as well since his acquittal.
NBC News Producer Tom Winter contributed to this report.