TV Anchor Accused of Choking Wife

Rob Morrison was arrested at his Darien home Sunday morning.

By LeAnne Gendreau
|  Monday, Feb 18, 2013  |  Updated 5:10 PM EDT
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TV Anchor Accused of Choking Wife

Darien Police

Rob Morrison, a morning anchor on WCBS-TV in New York, was charged in connection with a domestic incident at his home in Darien Sunday.

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A TV anchor for WCBS in New York has been charged in connection with a domestic incident at his Darien home early Sunday morning.

Darien police have charged Rob Morrison with strangulation, threatening and disorderly conduct after responding to the couple's home at 1:30 a.m. on Sunday. 

Morrison is accused of choking his wife, Ashley Morrison, a CBS Moneywatch anchor, and police said he became “increasingly belligerent” over the evening and used both hands to choke her.

She had red marks n her neck, but did not require medical treatment, according to a news release from police.

Ashley’s mother called police at 1:30 a.m. on Sunday to report the fight.

Morrison posted a $100,000 bond and was released, and he is due in court on Tuesday. 

"Rob and Ashley Morrison are cooperating fully with the authorities to insure (sic) that all of the information necessary to properly evaluate this unfortunate incident is made available, " said Attorney Rob Skovgaard, in a statement on behalf of the couple.  "The Morrisons are confident that a full review of this matter will show that the allegations have been greatly exaggerated."

Both Rob and Ashley Morrison are former NBC Connecticut employees.

CBS 2 declined to comment on the charges.

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