Tuesday, February 28, 2006

TV Reporter Arrested
Reporter Faces Assault Charges
UPDATE - CHARGES DISMISSED IN THIS CASE

UPDATE - CHARGES DISMISSED IN THIS CASE

According to the High Point Enterprise and High Point Police Public records local TV Reporter (named removed by request) was charged with assault on a female after an altercation before an 11pm Newscast Liveshot.

Apparantly he was planning to do a live shot in front of a house with a For Sale sign to illustrate a story about Guilford County School Redistricting and parent planning to sell and move.

The homeowner of the house with the for sale sign took out the warrant after she says he grabbed her and tried to pull her to the ground. She was trying to remove the sign from her front yard before the Live report.

The Enterprise says that the reporter got in his car and left the scene when the woman went to call the police, leaving his photographer at the scene, presumably with the live truck.

He turned himself in to the magistate's office after the warrant for misdemeanor assault was issued.

According to his bio on the station Website he has been there since April of 2005 as the station's local school's reporter.

The bio says he has 10 years of news experience(since he was 18?) and he is quoted on it saying, "I walk away from each story with a different perspective on my life and the people around me.”

The bio also says, "In his spare time, (he) spends a lot of time at the gym lifting weights..."

He was released on a written promise to appear.

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