Kaizer Chiefs had claimed last week that Lebese had handed himself to the cops.
However police say they arrested him on Tuesday.
Police spokesman Lieutenant Kay Makhubele said Lebese was nabbed after police contacted him on false pretences by luring him to Silverton where he was arrested
The footballer spent the night in holding cells on Tuesday after the arrest.
He appeared briefly in the Pretoria Magistrates Court court on Wednesday but the case has been postponed until 9 March, to allow for further investigation.
He was been released on R1000 bail.
George faces charges of assault and malicious damage to property after allegations that he assaulted his girlfriend and smashed her car windows.