TV reporter charged in assault


March 09, 2006|By RICHARD IRWIN

A former investigative reporter for WMAR-TV was arrested Tuesday night and charged with domestic aggravated assault, accused of throwing a kettle of hot water at his wife during an argument in their West Baltimore home, authorities said.

Darryn M. Moore, 41, a reporter for WTTG-TV in Washington, was released on his own recognizance shortly after he appeared before a District Court commissioner, authorities said.

According to the police report, shortly before 9 p.m., a Western District officer responded to a domestic violence call in the 1500 block of N. Bentalou St. and was told by Moore's wife, Nicole, 38, that during an argument her husband picked up a kettle of hot water from the stove and threw it at her.

The kettle missed hitting her, but splashed hot water on her legs when it hit the floor, the report said. The woman told the officer she was not injured.

While the officer was speaking to the husband, he became agitated and continued to argue with his wife, according to the report.

The officer reported that the woman told him she did not feel safe with her husband and believed he would attempt to harm her. The officer arrested Moore, and he was taken to Central Booking and Intake Center.

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