Man who amputated arm arrested on assault charges

DENVER (AP) - A man who cut off his forearm to free himself after becoming trapped by a dislodged boulder in a canyon is in jail after being arrested over allegations of domestic violence.

Aron Ralston was booked on Sunday on charges of assault and "wrongs to minors," which involves exposing a minor to danger. Court records show a woman, Vita Shannon, also was arrested at the same home on the same charges.

Messages left with prosecutors and Ralston's publisher, Simon & Schuster, were not returned.

Ralston was hiking in 2003 when he became trapped and cut off his arm to free himself. He detailed his struggles in a book, adapted into the movie "127 Hours." Booking documents do not indicate if Ralston or Shannon has an attorney. Both are scheduled to appear in court on Monday.

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