Wagswoofs – Johnson County prosecutors are taking steps to drop certain charges against Jackson Mahomes, who is the brother of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
On Tuesday, prosecutors took action by filing a motion to dismiss three felony charges of aggravated sexual battery against Mahomes.
A Johnson County judge would still need to approve the motion before it takes effect. In the event that the motion is granted, Jackson Mahomes would only be left with a misdemeanor battery charge, with the other three charges being dismissed.
Patrick Mahomes II, the younger Mahomes, has a preliminary hearing scheduled in Johnson County court at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
The victim involved in the case intends to exercise her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination if she is required to testify, according to court documents.
According to prosecutors, the woman admitted that even if she were granted immunity, she would still maintain that she had not been truthful to the police and that the encounter with Jackson Mahomes was consensual.
Brandon Davies, the attorney representing Mahomes, provided the following statement to FOX4:
“From the start, I’ve maintained that Jackson is innocent. We were fully confident that the truth would eventually come to light. For now, the defense will refrain from making any additional statements until the remaining count is resolved.”
According to court records, the victim involved in the three felony charges is not the same victim in the misdemeanor battery charge. Despite this, prosecutors still intend to pursue the misdemeanor battery charge.
On February 25, 2023, an incident occurred at Aspens Restaurant and Lounge in Overland Park, leading to the charges.
Last year, Mahomes entered a plea of not guilty to the charges.
FOX4 will be present at Jackson Mahomes’ court hearing on Wednesday and will keep you informed about his case.