CBS 2 anchor arrested on domestic abuse rap

CBS 2 News anchor Rob Morrison (Darien Police

CBS 2 News anchor Rob Morrison (Darien Police Department) (Credit: CBS 2 News anchor Rob Morrison (Darien Police Department) )

CBS/2 anchor Rob Morrison will be in a Connecticut court Tuesday to face domestic abuse charges.

The 44-year-old newsman was arrested early Sunday morning after his mother-in-law called police claiming he was choking his wife, reporter Ashley Morrison, in their home, according to a news release from the Darien, Conn. police department..

Morrison, who anchors the network's local morning show, was charged with strangulation, threatening and disorderly conduct and released on $100,000 bail, the police said.

Ashley Morrison is a reporter for "CBS Money Watch," an online business news multimedia website.

During its 5 p.m. news broadcast Monday, CBS/2 read a statement by the Morrison family saying they are cooperating with the investigation and the "allegations have been greatly exaggerated."

The couple has a son, whose age could not be confirmed by press time.

Tags: NEWS , Rob Morrison , Darien Police Department , Ashley Morrison , CBS 2 , Ivan Pereira , ARTICLE , AMNY , HOLD

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