Hiker who inspired '127 Hours,' arrested on domestic violence charges

Aron Ralston's booking photo after his arrest early Sunday on misdemeanor domestic violence charges (Courtesy Denver Police)

(FOX NEWS) -- Aron Ralston, the hiker who was forced to amputate part of his own arm to free himself from a boulder under which he'd been trapped, was arrested and held by Denver police early Sunday.

According to, court records showed that Ralston, 38, was booked into the Denver County Jail on misdemeanor charges of assault and wrongs to minors. He is due in court Monday.

Under Colorado law, domestic violence suspects cannot be granted bail before appearing before a judge.

Ralston gained international fame in 2003, when a boulder he was climbing rolled over and pinned his arm against the wall of a canyon he was hiking in Utah. After remaining trapped for approximately five days, Ralston managed to break his right forearm and cut himself free with his multitool. The action likely saved Ralston's life, but cost him most of his right arm.

Ralston's autobiography detailing his experience, titled "Between a Rock and a Hard Place," was later adapted into the 2010 film "127 Hours," which starred James Franco as Ralston and was nominated for six Academy Awards.