Chris Soules Has Been Released From Jail Following His Arrest
On Tuesday, Chris Soules was arrested and charged for allegedly fleeing a fatal car accident on Monday, April 24 near Aurora, Iowa, as confirmed to Bustle by the Buchanan County Sheriff's Office. (Bustle has reached out to Soules' rep for comment, but did not receive a response at the time of publication.) Now, Chris Soules has been released from jail, authorities told The Des Moines Register. Based on court documents obtained by the publication, the former Bachelor star's mother, Linda, posted his $10,000 bond at 11:37 a.m. A jail employee also told the outlet that Soules left police custody around noon Tuesday.
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: The 35-year-old's lawyers, Sean Spellman and Molly Spellman, released the following statement Tuesday regarding the accident to Just Jared:
Now that Soules is out of custody, The Des Moines Register reports that his preliminary hearing is set for 1:30 p.m. on May 2. Per court documents, 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. Prior to his release, the Associated Press reported that Soules would also have to surrender his passport. Entertainment Tonight then reported that Soules has already turned in his passport due to an event he was reportedly planning on attending outside of the country.
UPDATE: The Buchanan County Sheriff's Office released the following updated press release to Bustle Tuesday afternoon. Their previous statement is below: