You may be wondering what Chris Soules' ex-fiancée thinks about his recent incident that made headlines Tuesday. Well, Whitney Bischoff has commented on Soules' arrest. In a statement released to People, the 31-year-old reality star said, "This is a very sad situation. I’m keeping everyone in my thoughts and prayers, especially the victim and his family."
UPDATE: Audio released by the Buchanan County Sheriff's department shows that Chris Soules called 911 in regards to the accident.
UPDATE #2: A rep for Soules released the following statement to Bustle on May 3: "Neither Mr. Soules nor his legal counsel will be responding to the numerous tabloid style articles and journalists who have been reporting false and misleading stories by citing 'unnamed sources.' Rather, they will be focusing on presenting the truth, which will reveal how inaccurate and unfair so many of these news accounts have been. We are confident that the fair-minded citizens of Iowa will do what they’ve always done – reserve judgment until all of the accurate information is properly presented."
EARLIER: For those unaware, Soules was arrested and charged for allegedly fleeing a fatal car accident near Aurora, Iowa on Monday, April 24, the Buchanan County Sheriff's Office confirmed to Bustle Tuesday. Bustle has reached out to Soules' rep for comment, but did not receive a response at the time of publication.
On Tuesday, attorneys Sean Spellman and Molly Spellman released a statement to JustJared about their client's arrest. It reads,
The Des Moines Register reported that Soules was released from jail Tuesday morning after his mother, Linda, posted his $10,000 bond. Soules is under supervision and is not allowed to leave the state without written consent from the court. He is also required to wear an electronic ankle bracelet. According to the Associated Press, if convicted, Soules could face up to five years in prison. His preliminary hearing is set for May 2.