Former television reporter Dennis Edwards was arrested Wednesday on charges of assaulting his wife, a city police spokesman said.
Officers went to the 2200 block of South Road at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday for a report of an assault, said the spokesman, Detective Jeremy Silbert. There, a woman said she had gotten into an argument with her husband, whom she identified as Dennis Edwards. The woman said that the argument escalated until he shoved her down and began banging her head on the floor, causing bruises, Silbert said.
She was taken to a hospital for treatment, the spokesman said.
Edwards, 54, was charged with second-degree assault and reckless endangerment, according to court records. He was released Thursday after posting $25,000 bond. Lisa Edwards filed a protective order against him, and he was ordered to stay away from her until a hearing set for Tuesday, according to court records.
In a telephone interview, Edwards described the incident as "an unfortunate situation" and said that the police version was not a complete account of what happened. "It is not what it appears," he said. "It's not accurate, nor is it true," he said.