Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Domestic Violence Charge Dropped Against Aron Ralston In Colorado

Aron Ralston and Vita Stragmalia Shannon

Photos courtesy of Denver police

A complaint was dismissed in Colorado against Ralston after an altercation with his girlfriend, involving his son.

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 10, 2013

Denver, Colorado - On Monday, prosecutors dismissed a domestic violence charge against Aron Ralston, 38, a hiker, who was taken into custody and booked at the Denver County jail for a domestic violence charge. Ralston was charged with two misdemeanor counts for assault and wrongs to a minor, after an altercation involving his two year girlfriend, Vita Stragmalia Shannon, 38, and young son, according to Denver police. Shannon who was also taken into custody was charged with assault and disturbing the peace. She pleaded not guilty and posted a $550 bail bond to be released. If convicted of both counts, Shannon is facing a $1,000 fine and up to a year in jail.
She apparently struck Ralston in the back of head twice with her fists and as she was leaving her home at the 600 block of Corona Street, Ralston shoved her. The altercation happened in front of his son and his 8-week-old child.
Ralston is best known for his self amputation incident at a Utah mountain in 2003. Ralston was hiking through a canyon alone when he fell slipped and fell between deep split in a canyon and had his arm got trapped by dislodged boulder. After five days, Ralston decided to cut part his arm off with a dull knife and managed to get out and seek help. The self amputation incident inspired a book and movie of his ordeal in 2010 titled "127 Hours."

1 comment:

VanRiperandNies said...

That's why his name is familiar. I've seen the movie, so I figured out that he's the one charged with domestic violence.