Aron Ralston, 127 Hours Hiker, Cleared of Domestic Violence Charges: Report

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Update: Aron Ralston, the hiker who amputated his own arm in 2003, has apparently been cleared of the domestic violence charges that led to his arrest over the weekend, the Denver Post reports. The charges were dismissed at the request of the Denver City attorney; however, the case against his girlfriend, Vita Shannon, is still pending.

Previously: Aron Ralston is trapped once again — this time in jail. The 38-year-old hiker, whose harrowing story inspired the 2010 movie 127 Hours, was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, the Associated Press reports.

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Ralston was taken into custody by Denver police on Sunday, Dec. 8, and is being held in the Denver City Jail, the Denver Post notes. He faces one count of assault and one count of wrongs to minors.

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Booking documents do not indicate whether Ralston has an attorney, though he's scheduled to appear in court on Monday afternoon. Police spokeswoman Raquel Lopez told the AP she could not release any details until she had spoken with a domestic violence detective.

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Best known for amputating his own arm after becoming trapped under a boulder in a Utah canyon, Ralston wrote a bestseller called Between a Rock and a Hard Place. That book inspired the Academy Award-nominated movie 127 Hours, starring James Franco as Ralston.

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