Former “Bachelor” star Chris Soules has been arrested
after allegedly leaving the scene of an accident where there was a fatality,
Access Hollywood has confirmed.
According to the complaint from the Iowa
District Court for Buchanan County, which Access Hollywood has obtained, Soules was arrested on Tuesday, April 25, following an
incident in the 1000 block of Slater Ave. in Aurora, Iowa. The incident took
place on April 24 at 8:22 PM, per the complaint.
Soules was driving his
pickup southbound on Slater Ave., when he allegedly rear-ended a tractor being
driven by Kenneth Mosher, 66, of Aurora, per a release from the Buchanan County
Sheriff’s Office. Both the tractor and truck went into a ditch, per the
release. Mosher was taken to a nearby hospital, where authorities say he was
pronounced dead. The BCSO claims the reality star left the scene before they
Sheriff Bill Wolgram told the Associated Press
that alcohol was found at the scene and authorities are attempting to figure
out who it belongs to.
Soules made an initial court
appearance on Tuesday at the Buchanan County Court House in
Independence, Iowa. Bail in the case was set at $10,000 cash bond. It was
posted and Soules was released from jail on Tuesday. Soules faces
up to five years in prison if convicted.
A preliminary hearing has been set
for May 2 at 1:30 PM.
A statement was released on
Tuesday on behalf of Soules.
“Chris Soules was involved in
an accident Monday evening (April 24) in a rural part of Iowa
near his home. He was devastated to learn that Kenneth Mosher, the other
person in the accident, passed away. His thoughts and prayers are with Mr.
Mosher’s family,” the statement read.
— Access Hollywood Staff
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