Anchor Rob Morrison accused of choking wife Ashley Morrison

anchor-accused-choking-wife-rob-morrison.jpgThe AP is reporting that a New York news anchor fought with his wife and allegedly choked her at their Darien home, threatening her even after the police arrived, say officers.

The local police received a call early Sunday (Feb. 17) from WCBS-TV anchor Rob Morrison's mother-in-law about a fight happening at the Morrison home. Police say Morrison had been arguing with his wife, CBS financial news anchor Ashley Morrison, getting belligerent toward her and eventually wrapping his hands around her neck, leaving red marks.

The arresting officers report they heard Morrison threatening to do further harm to his wife while they were processing him. Morrison's mugshot (above) shows a bloody cut on his nose and a swollen bottom lip. He posted a $100,000 bond and is due in court Tuesday (Feb. 19), facing charges of strangulation, threatening and disorderly conduct.

Attorney for the Morrisons says in a statement, "The Morrisons are confident that a full review of this matter will show that the allegations have been greatly exaggerated."

Rob Morrison anchors WCBS-TV's programs "This Morning" and "News at Noon," while his wife Ashley works for "CBS MoneyWatch."

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Photo/Video credit: Darien police, Facebook