The sentencing for Arlington farmer and “Bachelor” star Chris Soules has been moved to February.
Soules’ sentencing was originally scheduled for January 8th. But his attorney has filed a Motion to Continue Sentencing, saying he needs more time to complete the pre-sentence investigation report.
According to our coverage partner KCRG, Soules’ attorney says a recent jury trial in Story County has caused him to need more time to provide and gather the documents. The filing also cites a scheduling conflict with the sentencing.
Authorities say Soules rear-ended a tractor on a Buchanan County road in April 2017. Records show he called 911, but authorities say he left the scene before law enforcement arrived. The driver of the tractor, Kenneth Mosher of Aurora, died from his injuries.
Soules pled guilty in November to a charge of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in serious injury – that’s an aggravated misdemeanor and a reduction in the original charge of leaving the scene of a personal injury accident resulting in death, which was a felony.
If the judge accepts Soules’ plea agreement, he could face up to two years in prison and several thousand dollars in fines. Soules can also request a deferred judgment or suspended sentence.
Sentencing has been set for February 12th.