On Monday night, Chris Soules was involved in a fatal car accident that left Iowa man Kenneth E. Mosher dead

By Brittany King
April 28, 2017 02:55 PM

 

Iowa law enforcement officials are investigating the red Chevrolet truck that picked up Chris Soules following his deadly car accident on Monday, and they’ve issued a search warrant for the vehicle.

According to documents obtained by PEOPLE, police have also issued a second search warrant for the blood and urine that was taken from Soules hours after his crash that left 66-year-old Kenneth E. Mosher dead.

Following the release of the warrants, PEOPLE obtained documents from the Iowa distract court judge ordering the seal of search warrant records as to not jeopardize the investigation or interfere with Soules’ ongoing trial.

Soules, who starred on season 19 of The Bachelor in 2015, was involved in a fatal car collision on Monday night. In audio of a 911 call obtained by PEOPLE on Wednesday, the reality star called police to report the accident. He then allegedly left the scene by walking north. It was then that witness saw him get picked up by the red truck. Hours later, Soules was arrested at a home at 1:16 a.m. on Tuesday and charged with leaving the scene of the fatal car accident, a felony. He was later released after meeting the judge’s requirement of a $10,000 bond.

Buchanan County Sheriff's Dept.

On Thursday, Soules’ new legal team released a statement on his behalf.

“Chris Soules has retained attorneys Alfredo Parrish, Brandon Brown, and Gina Messamer of the Des Moines, Iowa law firm Parrish Kruidenier to represent him,” a statement obtained by PEOPLE from the law firm  on Thursday reads. “Brown recognized the heightened level of interest because of Soules’ celebrity status, but asked that members of the public do not prejudge this case based on media coverage. Soules’ 911 call, released yesterday, proved that the initial knee-jerk coverage of this accident was incorrect.”

“While initial reports suggested Soules fled the scene, the 911 call confirms that Soules in fact was the one who contacted law enforcement immediately.  During the call, he clearly identified himself and explained his role in the terrible accident,” the statement continues. “Soules attempted to resuscitate Mr. Mosher and remained on the scene with him until emergency medical personnel arrived. Soules’ attorneys are exploring the possibility of a gag order to prevent further misinformation from prejudicing Soules’ right to a fair trial.”

“Soules’ legal team is working to gather all of the evidence and review the facts of this tragic collision. They have already filed a demand asking law enforcement to preserve possible evidence and anticipate filing additional motions next week.  His attorneys are confident that once all the evidence is made public, it will show Soules acted reasonably and did everything in his power to provide aid to Mr. Mosher,” reads the statement.

The statement concludes: “Due to the nature of the pending charges, neither Soules nor his counsel will be making any statements at this time. Soules and his family request that their privacy and the privacy of Mr.Mosher’s family is respected. Everyone in this close-knit farming community is mourning Mr. Mosher’s passing. Soules offers his sincere condolences to the Mosher family.”

Soules is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.

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