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Aron Ralston: Domestic Violence Charges Dropped

Mon, December 9, 2013 10:24am EDT by Emily Longeretta 2 Comments
Aron Ralston Arrested
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Aron Ralston, the hiker who inspired the film, ‘127 Hours’ was arrested on Dec. 7. for domestic violence in Denver, Colorado.

Aron Ralston was charged with one count of assault and one count of wrongs to minors, according to the Denver Post. The 38-year-old rose to fame in 2003 when he was forced to cut off his arm after getting stuck between in a Utah canyon during a hiking trip.

Aron Ralston Arrested

Aron’s courageous act was made into a book in 2004, Between a Rock and a Hard Place and James Franco starred in the film based on the events, 127 Hours. His actions now are landing him in the news for yet another scary event.

He was Vita Shannon‘s home on Dec. 7 when they were both arrested, according to the report. She was also charged with assault and one count of wrongs to minors — their eight-month-old son.

In 2009, Aron married Jessica Trusty, and the two had a son together in 2010. However, it is not confirmed if the son was the minor at Vita’s home at the time of the assault. has reached out to Denver police, but they have not yet commented.

UPDATE: Aron was released from Denver City Jail around 1 p.m. on Dec. 9, and the charges were dropped because they did not have enough evidence. However, Vita is still in custody with a $550 bond. She is still being investigated for both counts, TMZ reported.

— Emily Longeretta

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