Aron Ralston, man who amputated his own arm, arrested on assault charges

4:02 PM, Dec 9, 2013   |    comments
  • Share
  • Print
  • - A A A +
  • FILED UNDER
In this Nov. 2, 2010 file photo, Aron Ralston, author and subject of the film "127 Hours," attends the film's premiere at Chelsea Clearview Cinema in New York. Authorities say Ralston, who gained widespread attention when he cut off his forearm to free himself after becoming trapped by a dislodged boulder in a Utah canyon, was arrested Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 in Denver for domestic violence.

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.

Authorities say Aron Ralston and his girlfriend, Vita Shannon, were both booked Sunday on charges of assault and "wrongs to minors." Police say the second charge is used when children are present during an incident but not necessarily hurt.

Police documents say Ralston and Shannon had an altercation with their 8-week-old child present.

Messages left with 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.

Check out some of our most read stories from 2013:

#shortyellows: Florida quietly shortened yellow lights

Terrorism Warning: Memo says terrorists practicing dry-runs on Florida flights

Kittens shot: Officer shoots kittens in front of children

Courtroom apology: Woman apologizes for flipping off judge

Weird ice: Strange, giant circles appear on frozen pond

Controversial Club: College student organizes "White Student Union"

CFO Trouble: School administrative chief in trouble over her porn sex blog

Warning Shot Wife: Mother gets 20 years for firing warning shots at abusive husband

Science Arrest: Teen girl arrested over science project explosion

Wait, WHAT?? Dog shoots man in the leg with a handgun

Popular photo galleries:

Faces of Meth: Devastating before and after photos of meth abusers

Travon Martin Shooting: Trayvon Martin crime scene photos and George Zimmerman injury photos 

Hooters Winners: Winners of the 2013 Hooters swimsuit pageant

Rejected: Funny Florida license plates rejected by the DMV ***warning graphic***

Deadly sinkhole: Home collapses, man dies in giant sinkhole

Popular Databases:

Florida Sex Offenders: Look up sex offenders in any Florida neighborhood here

Restaurant Inspections: Look up inspection reports for any Florida restaurant here

Most Watched Videos