WCBS TV anchor Robert Morrison was arrested in Darien, CT, on Sunday after he allegedly got into a domestic altercation with his wife at their home.
Darien police gave this account of the matter:
Morrison had become "increasingly beligerant toward his wife" that evening, reaching the point where he choked her with both hands around her neck. At about 1:30 p.m., his mother-in-law called police and told them there was a domestic altercation at her daughter's home.
When officers arrived at the home, they observed red marks on the neck of Morrison's wife, Ashley, and concluded that Morrison choked her. While being processed, officers said they also heard Morrison verbally threaten to harm his wife further.
Morrison was charged with second-degree strangulation, second-degree threatening and disorderly conduct. Bond was set at $100,000, which he met and was released. He was scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, Feb. 19.
According to the Darien Times, Morrison and his wife, who is also a news anchor for CBS, issued a joint statement through their lawyer calling the allegations "greatly exaggerated."
Morrison was the master of ceremonies at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the reopening of the Darien YMCA in September, which was attended by Congressman Jim Himes, First Selectman Jayme Stevenson, State Representative Terrie Wood and State Senators Bob Duff and Carlo Leone.