TV Anchor Ordered to Stay Away From Wife

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013  |  Updated 4:56 PM EDT
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TV Anchor Ordered to Stay Away From 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.

A New York City TV news anchor arrested after a domestic incident at their Darien home has been ordered to stay away from her.

Rob Morrison, a morning anchor on WCBS-TV, appeared in Stamford Superior Court Tuesday. He is accused of choking his wife, Ashley Morrison, during an altercation at their home in Darien.

Police responded to the couple's home around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday after Ashley Morrison's mother phoned authorities, according to police.

Officers said Morrison became "increasingly belligerent" throughout the evening and used both hands to choke Ashley, an anchor for CBS MoneyWatch. She had red marks on her neck, police said. Morrison continued to threaten to harm his wife while in police custody, according to authorities.

In court Tuesday, a judge issued an order of protection against Morrison. He has to stay 100 yards away from his wife, except when they're both at work.

Morrison faces charges of strangulation, threatening and disorderly conduct.

His lawyer, Robert Skovgaard, did not enter a plea. On Monday, he said the allegations have been exaggerated.

Morrison is due back in court March 26.

Both Rob and Ashley Morrison are former NBC Connecticut employees.

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