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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