WSOC Weather Anchor John Ahrens was arrested by police on domestic assault charges.
Ahrens who has been at the Cox owned station for 9 years was arrested Saturday after his wife, Sobrina Driver, accused him of throwing rocks at her during a confrontation.
He spent the weekend in the Mecklenburg County Jail and is scheduled for a first court appearance Monday morning on a misdemeanor charge of assault on a female.
WSOC news director Julie Szulczewski said Sunday that station management does not comment on personnel matters, but pointed to station's brief report on the arrest noting that Ahrens denied the allegations.
Driver said Sunday she did not want to comment on Saturday’s confrontation.
Ahrens and Driver were married in September 2013 and separated last June. They have been in a contentious divorce and a custody dispute over their 15-month-old daughter. A guardian ad litem, who represents the best interests of the child in court proceedings, was appointed in the case.
Each has accused the other of having psychological issues, according to documents on file in Mecklenburg County Civil Court. Ahrens filed a suit against Driver in July, alleging defamation and slander.
According to Charlotte Mecklenburg police records, authorities were summoned to the couple’s Ballantyne apartment at midday on June 5. Ahrens shot himself in the hand during what police described as a suicide attempt following a disagreement with Driver. Police said the wound was not life-threatening.
Ahrens is scheduled to be in court Today on the assault charges.