February 18th, 2013
09:39 PM ET

Conn. police: News anchor arrested after domestic incident with news anchor wife

WCBS news anchor Rob Morrison is facing charges of allegedly choking his wife, CBS MoneyWatch anchor Ashley Morrison, according to Connecticut authorities.

Rob Morrison was taken into custody early Sunday at the couple's Darien home when police responded to a "domestic violence incident" called in by Ashley Morrison's mother, according to a statement from the Darien Police Department.

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

Officers observed red marks on Ashley Morrison's neck, but she did not request medical treatment, according to the police department release.

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

In a joint statement released Monday, the couple's attorney, Robert 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."

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

Morrison is scheduled to be in court Tuesday on charges of second-degree strangulation, second-degree threatening, and disorderly conduct.

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  1. the prophet


    February 18, 2013 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jerrt

    What show are they on again?
    Jerry Jerry Jerry

    February 18, 2013 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  3. BOMBO



    CNN, aren't you supposed to say "Film at 11"?

    February 18, 2013 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  4. BOMBO

    Both news anchors, eh? Probably arguing about camera angles at the breakfast table, and things got out of hand.

    February 18, 2013 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  5. BOMBO

    Do the sportscaster and weatherman live in the same house with them, and if so, did they give eyewitness reports?

    February 18, 2013 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  6. dazzle ©

    LOL @BOMBO, I've missed you and The Prophet.

    February 18, 2013 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  7. BOMBO

    On a more serious note, why do the alleged perp and victim have the same lawyer, releasing a joint statement?

    February 18, 2013 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Rascal Rabble

    wonder if he choked her over money?

    February 18, 2013 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    Ya know guys this funny! It begins this way and eventually escalates into a very serious situation! I hope they throw the book @ his punk a??. Teach him a lesson.

    February 19, 2013 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    ISNT funny is what i meant to say.

    February 19, 2013 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
  11. chilipepper

    Some women will try to push your buttons but you should never fall for it. No matter how evil they get.

    February 19, 2013 at 6:33 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      And some men are born abusers. No matter how "good" they pretend to be.

      February 19, 2013 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  12. candi

    to the vitcim find a new hubby who will treat you right. there is that special somebody for you. its sad and no one deserves that.

    February 19, 2013 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  13. ray williams

    Now we'll see if he gets the chris brown treatment. Probably not since he has been exhibiting this behavior since 2009 but oh how quiet it has been.

    February 19, 2013 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |