Chris Soules Released From Jail With Ankle Monitor, ‘Bachelor In Paradise’ A No-Go


The Bachelor star Chris Soules was released from jail with an ankle monitor after being charged with a hit and run that left his neighbor dead.

Bachelor nation is buzzing non-stop about Chris Soules’ arrest. Fans will soon find out whether Chris will serve jail time for leaving the scene of an accident on Monday night. The crash caused the death of his 66-year-old neighbor, Kenneth Mosher.

After his arraignment in court on Tuesday morning (video below), Soules’ mother put up the $10,000 bail to spring her son from jail. In addition to bail, Chris had to surrender his passport and is now wearing an ankle monitor. That means the possibility of Chris showing up on Bachelor in Paradise this summer is slim to none.

The judge set his first hearing date for May 2. At that time we’ll know whether Chris will go to trial or plead guilty to the charges.

Bachelor in Paradise no longer an option for Chris Soules

Chris Soules recently talked to ET about joining the Bachelor in Paradise cast this summer. His main concern? His lack of abs.

“I’ve already been asked, and I don’t know what to do,” Soules told ET. “I’ve gotten chubby. That’s my main concern. Those guys have abs and sh*t!”

Now that he no longer has a passport and has pending criminal charges, it seems like Chris Soules has a lot more to worry about than his abs.

What happened?

If you haven’t heard, Soules was arrested at his home in the wee hours of the morning on Tuesday. According to CNN, the Bachelor star was driving a 2008 Chevy pickup in Iowa around 8 p.m. on Monday night.

Soules reportedly collided with a John Deere tractor driven by Kenneth Mosher. The Bachelor star reportedly left the scene on foot.

The tractor was reportedly pushed over an embankment on the side of the road. As a result of the accident, Mosher was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Department tells CNN that “alcoholic beverages” were found in Chris’ truck.

During his arraignment, the judge told Soules that the charge was a Class D penalty. Fines could be as high as $7500 for the charges. She also explained that the felony could also carry prison time up to five years.

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