Original story (12:32 p.m. ET):
Aron Ralston's life has gotten more dramatic. The Associated Press reports that the 38-year-old, whose survival of a 2003 hiking accident inspired the movie 127 Hours, was arrested in Denver, Colorado, on Sunday, December 8, on domestic violence allegations. He was then booked under charges of assault and wrongs to minors.
The news comes just over a decade after his incredible near-death saga. Aron was hiking alone in Utah's Blue John Canyon in July 2003 when an 800-pound boulder became dislodged and pinned his right hand against the rock wall. After surviving five days on the little food and water he had (and after videotaping his goodbyes to his family), Aron used torque to break the bones in his arm and then amputated the arm to free himself.
He recounted ordeal and its physical and emotional tolls in his 2004 book Between a Rock and a Hard Place, the basis of the Academy Award-nominated 2010 film 127 Hours, directed by Danny Boyle and starring James Franco.
As for his arrest, police aren't releasing details as of the time of this post. Aron does have a wife, Jessica Trusty, and a three-year-old son, Leo.
He's set to appear in court today, Monday, December 9.
Update (5:19 p.m. ET): TMZ reports that the charges against Aron Ralston have been dropped and that the case has been dismissed, as prosecutors concluded that they had too little evidence.