Former CBS news anchor Rob Morrison has been able to talk to his wife since March 12, court records revealed, but he is not allowed to operate a vehicle with his young son in the car.
Morrison was arrested in February for allegedly choking his wife, CBS MoneyWatch anchor Ashley Morrison, a claim he has since denied in press interviews. Morrison resigned a few days after his arrest was made public.
He was also accused of threatening to kill his wife while being booked at the Darien Police station, a claim he later denied. Sgt. Jeremiah Marron told The Darien Times the booking area is recorded by both audio and visual devices.
Initially Morrison was ordered to have no contact with his wife, but court records indicated he can email, text message or call her. He cannot, however, initiate more than one call per day, according to the judge’s decision.
Morrison is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, April 30, at 10 a.m. for arraignment. He faces felony second-degree strangulation charges, and misdemeanor threatening and disorderly conduct charges. If convicted, he faces more than six years in prison and fines of over $7,000.
His attorney, Robert Skovgaard, has not responded to requests for further comment.
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