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January 10th, 2015
MIAMI â€” Florida authorities say George Zimmerman, whose acquittal of murdering an unarmed black teen sparked a national debate on race and self-defense laws, has been arrested for allegedly throwing a wine bottle at his girlfriend.
The Seminole County Sheriff's Office says the 31-year-old Zimmerman was arrested for aggravated assault in Lake Mary about 10 p.m. Friday and is being held at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility.
During a court appearance Saturday morning, Zimmerman's bond was set at $5,000 and he was ordered to avoid contact with the woman who was not identified.
The Saline County Sheriffâ€™s Office has identified the human remains that were recovered Wednesday on Woody Green Road in Sardis.
The remains are those of Robert Stifler, 57, of Mabelvale who was reported missing in July of 2014, said Lt. Scott Courtney, Saline County Sheriffâ€™s Office spokesperson.
A medical examiner with the Arkansas State Crime Lab has ruled the death a suicide by hanging.
Officers were first notified by a resident of the remains that were located approximately 200 feet from the road in a secluded area, he said.
Former Saline County Sheriff Bruce Pennington was scheduled to appear for a pre-trial hearing this week, but his trial was continued. Pennington is now set to appear at 9 a.m. on Friday, March 6.
Bill James of Little Rock, who is serving as Penningtonâ€™s counsel, has filed two motions to suppress information during Penningtonâ€™s trial.
According to the motions, James claims on May 16, 2014 members of the Arkansas State Police â€śillegally detained the defendant and conducted a search and seizure of the defendant and his property.â€ť