The hiker whose heroic story of how he cut off his right hand to save himself became the basis for the Oscar-nominated movie "127 Hours" has been arrested for domestic violence.
Aron Ralston was trapped in a canyon in Utah when an 800 lb. boulder fell on his right hand, trapping him for more than five days. Eventually he amputated his lower arm with a pocket knife to free himself.
Ralston, 38, was arrested Saturday in Denver on one count of assault and one of causing wrongs to minors, the New York Daily News reports
. He was held in jail over the weekend. A 38-year-old woman, Vita Shannon, was arrested on the same counts. The News said the two had been planning to buy a property together, but Shannon had backed out of the deal.
Ralston, who is married with a two-year-old son, became famous after director Danny Boyle made the film about his harrowing ordeal. James Franco portrayed him in the 2010 movie, which was nominated for six Academy Awards.
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