T-P columnist is booked in domestic dispute
by Brendan McCarthy , The Times-Picayune
Saturday October 25, 2008, 9:54 PM
Chris Rose, a columnist for The Times-Picayune, was arrested Friday night and booked in an alleged domestic violence incident. Rose, 48, caused a disturbance and refused to leave the home of an former girlfriend, according to a New Orleans Police Department report filed in Municipal Court.
Police booked him with a municipal domestic violence charge and disturbing the peace. The police report said Rose refused to leave the woman’s home but does not mention physical violence. The incident took place at about 7:30 p.m. in the 7400 block of Pearl Street, the report says.
Rose allegedly became involved in a dispute with a 34-year-old woman, his former girlfriend, and another man. Responding officers wrote in their report that Rose had a “strong odor of alcohol and slurred speech.” After being booked, Rose posted a $2,800 bond. He is scheduled to appear in Municipal Court on Monday morning, according to court records.
Times-Picayune editor Jim Amoss declined to comment on the incident. Reached Saturday afternoon by telephone, Rose said he “had the poor judgment to try to have a conversation” with the woman when it was clear she did not want to talk. Rose said the woman’s companion took offense and punched him in the mouth. Rose said he then left and was walking home when he was arrested.
“Between my bloody lip and receiving a municipal summons, I guess I have learned my lesson,” Rose said. “I take full responsibility for my actions and will accept whatever consequences come my way as a result.”