When it comes to watching the news, everyone has their favorite station or TV news anchor to listen to and hear the latest that is going on in the world. However, what happens when a person whose job it is to report about the news becomes news himself? That is the situation CBS morning TV news anchor Rob Morrison found himself in after being arrested in his Connecticut home early Sunday.
According to police, the news anchor reportedly choked his wife, CBS MoneyWatch anchor Ashley Morrison, during an argument and threatened to harm her again after Morrison was arrested. He was eventually released on $100,000 bail while waiting to face criminal charges in court early this week.
According to a statement that was released by the Darien Police Department, police responded to a “domestic violence incident” at the Morrison’s home and arrived about 1:30 a.m. on Sunday that was called in by Ashley’s mother.
Rob Morrison was taken into custody and arrested early Sunday as he is accused of using both of his hands to choke his wife after he became aggressive as the evening went on. “Upon arrival, it was ascertained that Morrison had been becoming increasingly belligerent toward his wife during the course of the evening, culminating in his choking her by the neck with both hands,” according to the police statement.
The statement also said that officers did notice red marks around his wife’s neck; however, she chose not to receive medical treatment. In addition to physically harming his wife, police said that while Rob Morrison was being processed he made verbal threats that he intended to harm his wife again.
The couple’s attorney, Robert Skovgaard, released a joint statement on Monday indicating that the incident was blown out of proportion and that the police do not have all of the relevant information pertaining to the incident. Skovgaard said, “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.”
Rachel Ferguson, spokeswoman for WCBS, said that the station has chosen not to comment because of this being a personal matter.
Morrison is scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Stamford, Connecticut on Tuesday where he will face charges of disorderly conduct, second-degree strangulation and second-degree threatening.
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