Tags: anchorman | charged | crime

New York Anchorman Charged in Alleged Assault on TV Reporter Wife

Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 01:26 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
A veteran New York television news anchor is due in court on Tuesday on a felony assault charge after police said he tried to choke his wife, a fellow news reporter, over the weekend and then verbally threatened her after being handcuffed.

Police in suburban Darien, Connecticut, were called to the home of WCBS news anchor Rob Morrison and his wife, Ashley Morrison, a CBS News 'Money Watch' reporter, well before dawn on Sunday after her mother contacted police with reports of a domestic dispute.

Morrison "became increasingly belligerent toward his wife during the course of evening, culminating in him choking her by the neck with both hands," Darien Police Captain Frederick Komm said in a statement, adding that responding officers observed red marks on the woman's neck.

While under arrest, Morrison "made verbal threats to do his wife additional harm," according to Komm. Morrison was charged with felony strangulation, second-degree threatening and disorderly conduct, and was released after posting a $100,000 bond, police said.

In a mug shot released by Darien police, Morrison appears to have a bruised lip and dried blood stretching from the bridge of his nose to his nostrils.

A spokeswoman for WCBS declined to comment and referred calls to Morrison's attorney, who did not immediately return a call for comment.

Morrison, a former Marine, spent 10 years anchoring rival news station WNBC's weekday morning show, 'Today in New York,' before moving to WCBS in 2009.

That year, he wrote a series of columns for the Huffington Post website, called "Daddy Diaries: Confessions of a Stay-at-Home Anchorman." The Morrisons have a son in elementary school, according to Rob Morrison's fathering columns and photos posted on Ashley Morrison's Facebook page.

© 2014 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Obama Touts $15M Solar Power Plan to Fight Climate Change

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 08:52 AM

The Obama administration has a launched a $15 million solar energy package in its battle to combat climate change.  . . .

Racist Online Forums Linked to US Hate Crime Spree

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 08:50 AM

A white supremacist charged with killing three people near two Jewish community facilities in suburban Kansas City this  . . .

Pentagon Official Blasts F-35 Engine Cost

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 08:16 AM

A senior Pentagon official has criticized Pratt Whitney on the over-budget and long-delayed F-35 Joint Strike Fighter  . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved