Conn. Police: New York TV News Anchor Arrested After Domestic Incident

Posted on: 9:52 pm, February 18, 2013, by

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(CNN) — A New York local TV news anchor is scheduled to be in court Tuesday on charges stemming from a weekend domestic incident, according to Connecticut authorities.

WCBS anchor Rob Morrison was taken into custody at his Darien home when police responded to a “domestic violence incident” called in by his wife’s mother, according to a statement from the Darien Police Department.

He was arrested for allegedly choking his wife, Ashley Morrison, with both hands after becoming “increasingly belligerent…during the course of the evening,” the statement said.

Ashley Morrison is an anchor for CBS MoneyWatch. Officers observed red marks on her neck, but she did not request medical treatment, according to the police department release.

While being processed, Morrison made verbal threats to further harm his wife, according to the police statement.

In a joint statement released Monday by the couple’s attorney, Robert Skovgaard, “Rob and Ashley Morrison are cooperating fully with the authorities to insure that all of the information necessary to properly evaluate this unfortunate incident is made available.”

“The Morrisons are confident that a full review of this matter will show that the allegations have been greatly exaggerated.”

WCBS spokeswoman Rachel Ferguson said because this is a personal matter, the station is declining to comment.

Morrison faces second-degree strangulation, second-degree threatening, and disorderly conduct charges.