The man who inspired the film 127 Hours was arrested on domestic violence charges Sunday night in Denver, Colorado. Aron Ralston, 38, was charged with assault and wrongs to minors. He is currently being held in the Denver County Jail and has a court date scheduled for today. Court records reveal his girlfriend Vita Shannon was also arrested on the same charges. She is set to appear in court today as well. According to TMZ, police reports say Aron told police that he and Vita, who have an eight-week-old son together, got into a fight after arguing about his older son, whom he has with an ex-girlfriend. Aron pushed Vita and she punched him in the back of the head twice. The wrongs to minors charge is because their newborn was present at the time of the incident. Aron became known in 2003 after he went hiking in Utah and his right arm became trapped under a boulder. After surviving over five days in the wilderness without food or water, Aron used a pocketknife to cut off his arm and free himself. A year later, Aron retold his struggles in his 2004 novel Between a Rock and a Hard Place, which was later adapted into the Oscar nominated film 127 Hours starring James Franco. ~Brie Davis

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  1. Janelle on December 9, 2013 6:39 PM

    Whatever happened to people getting to know each other before having children together? These people need to grow up before they should even consider having children. And find someone worthy of having a child with and even (gasp) get married first. Yes, I know. Go ahead and throw stones now.

  2. Bailey on December 14, 2013 10:50 PM

    I completely disagree with you janelle. I don't really think it's fair to pass judgement on a couple that you really know nothing about. Just because they were arrested for a stupid fight doesn't really mean that they aren't good parents or "shouldn't have a child together". I don't think that the argument was anything close to acceptable but I feel as though people make mistakes. For all we know they could be incredible parents and going crazy for love. It sounds like they had a terrible argument which resulted in a bit of violence. My hopes are that this situation was an eye opener for the parents and they proceed to be better. Just my thoughts:)

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