Aron Ralston arrested in Denver

8:26 AM, Dec 9, 2013   |    comments
Writer Aron Ralston arrives at the 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards at Santa Monica Beach on February 26, 2011 in Santa Monica, California. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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DENVER (AP) - A man who cut off his forearm to free himself from a dislodged boulder in a Utah canyon was arrested in Denver on allegations of domestic violence.

Aron Ralston was booked Sunday on charges of assault and "wrongs to minors," which police say is a charge used when children are present during an incident but not necessarily hurt.

Court records show a woman, Vita Shannon, was arrested at the same home on the same charges.

Messages left with prosecutors and Ralston's publisher, Simon & Schuster, weren't returned.

Ralston cut off his arm to free himself in 2003. He detailed his struggles in a book, which was adapted into the movie "127 Hours."

Booking documents don't indicate if Ralston or Shannon has an attorney. They're scheduled to appear in court Monday.

 

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