Chris Soules' Lawyers Ask Judge to Dismiss Felony Charges on Same Day Victim Is Laid to Rest
On April 24, Chris Soules was involved in a fatal car accident that took the life of Iowa man Kenneth E. Mosher
One week after Chris Soules was involved in collision that left another man dead, the former Bachelor star’s legal team has filed documents in order to dismiss the felony charge he’s facing for allegedly leaving the scene of the crash.
According to documents obtained by PEOPLE, Soules’ legal team is asking to court to recognize that he did everything he was legally required to do following his accident. The motion comes in the midst of ongoing mourning for 66-year-old Vietnam veteran Kenneth E. Mosher, with gatherings on Friday and Sunday, as well as Mosher’s burial scheduled for Monday.
In the documents filed by Soules’ legal team, it is put forth that they will be submitting as evidence a 911 call recorded shortly after the deadly car-tractor collision on April 24 with the intention to prove that “Mr. Soules satisfied, as a matter of law, the requirements of Iowa Code 321.261 and 321.263.”
They add, “Because probable cause does not exist to support the charge against Mr. Soules, it must be dismissed.”
“Mr. Soules contemporaneously files a brief in support of this motion and, by this reference, incorporates the arguments presented therein into this motion,” the documents continue. “Mr. Soules respectfully requests that the Court, after hearing, enter an Order dismissing the Complaint and Affidavit, exonerating the bail and restrictions imposed for the charged offense, and granting any other relief in favor of Mr. Soules that is necessary and appropriate under the circumstances.”
Hours later at 1:16 a.m. on Tuesday, Soules was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of the fatal car accident. He made his first court appearance later that day and was released after posting bail on a $10,000 bond.
In audio of a 911 call obtained by PEOPLE on Wednesday, the reality star called police before allegedly leaving the scene of the crash before authorities arrived and being picked up by an unidentified driver in a red pickup truck.
Following his release from jail, a rep for the reality star told PEOPLE Soules “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.”
Mosher was laid to rest on Monday at in Madison Township Cemetery near Aurora, Iowa.