Zimmerman's Ex Recants Assault Story Authorities are dropping the case By Newser Editors and Wire Services Posted Jan 30, 2015 9:27 AM CST 124 comments Comments In this Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 photo, George Zimmerman, right, walks in handcuffs during a first appearance at the Seminole County Courthouse in Sanford, Fla. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Stephen M. Dowell, Pool) (Newser) – Authorities say they are dropping their aggravated assault case against George Zimmerman after his ex-girlfriend stopped cooperating with authorities. State Attorney Phil Archer said today that he wouldn't file a formal charge against Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch leader who was acquitted of killing Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman was arrested earlier this month after his ex-girlfriend told police officers he had thrown a wine bottle at her. She later recanted her story. It was Zimmerman's latest run-in with authorities since his acquittal in 2013.