Chris Soules is defending his honor.
The former Bachelor has hired a team of high-powered lawyers — Alfredo Parrish, Brandon Brown, and Gina Messamer of the Des Moines, Iowa, law firm Parrish Kruidenier — following his involvement in a fatal car crash that led to his arrest earlier this week.
To catch you up, the farmer was arrested at his home in Arlington early Tuesday morning and charged with leaving the scene of a fatal car accident that left 66-year-old Kenneth Mosher dead on Monday night. Reports have since speculated everything from drinking and driving to cell phone usage as causes for the crash.
In a new statement, the ABC star’s legal team attempts to put out the fires circulating in the press:
“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. Soules attempted to resuscitate Mr. Mosher and remained on the scene with him until emergency medical personnel arrived.”
The attorneys are exploring the possibility of a gag order “to prevent further misinformation from prejudicing Soules’ right to a fair trial.” A demand has already been filed “asking law enforcement to preserve possible evidence and anticipate filing additional motions next week.”
The statement continues:
“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. 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.”
Sounds like there are a lot of things that remain unknown surrounding the case.
We’ll keep you updated as we learn more.
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