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  • 10 December 2013, 12:02

Aron Ralston: Domestic Assault Case Dropped

A domestic violence case has been dropped against the adventurer whose harrowing tale of amputating his own forearm became a Hollywood film.

Aron Ralston, who wrote a best-selling book about his ordeal that inspired the movie 127 Hours, had faced one charge of assault and one of "wrongs to minors".

The 38-year-old was arrested on Saturday night and was being held in the Denver County jail.

A court spokeswoman said on Monday charges had been dropped at the request of the city attorney.

The case against his girlfriend, Vita Shannon, is continuing. She entered a not guilty plea during a court hearing on Monday.

The pair were arrested on suspicion of assault and wrongs to minors, a charge used when children are present during an incident but not necessarily hurt.

Police documents say their eight-week-old child was present at the time of the altercation.

Ralston made headlines in 2003 when he amputated his right forearm with a pocket knife to free himself after a boulder dislodged and trapped him inside a Utah canyon.

An experienced outdoorsman, he was alone in the remote canyon when the mishap occurred.

He wrote a best-seller about his experience, called Between A Rock And A Hard Place.

The story was made into a movie, which starred James Franco and was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

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