Domestic violence charges dismissed against '127 Hours' adventurer Aron Ralston

Vita Shannon arrested at same home

ABC News is reporting that domestic violence charges have been dismissed against Aron Ralston, but not his girlfriend.

The man known for cutting off his arm to free himself from a boulder in a Utah canyon was arrested in Denver Sunday on charges of assault and "wrongs to minors," which police say is a charge used when children are present during an incident but not necessarily hurt.

However, minutes before Ralston was due to be in court, charges were suddenly dismissed.

ABC News reported that city attorney's office filed for dismissal and judge approved.

Court records show a woman, Vita Shannon, was also arrested at the same home on N. Corona St. on the same charges. Shannon pleaded not guilty.

Ralston exited the court with his head covered by a black jacket.

-- Arrest affidavit

According to the arrest affidavit obtained by 7NEWS, Shannon said Ralston pushed her on the shoulder during an argument over Ralston's child from another relationship.

Ralston said Shannon punched him twice in the back of the head.

Ralston and Shannon have "shared an intimate relationship for two years," the affidavit states.

The couple's 8-week-old baby was there at the time, police noted.

Ralston cut off his arm to free himself in 2003. He detailed his struggles in a book, which was adapted into the movie "127 Hours."

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