OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Jackson Mahomes, the brother of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, was briefly jailed Wednesday on aggravated sexual assault charges following an alleged altercation at a Kansas restaurant in late February.
Jackson Mahomes, 22, was charged Tuesday in Johnson County, Kansas with three counts of aggravated sexual assault and one count of battery. He was released later Wednesday after posting $100,000 bond. In a brief virtual court appearance, the judge scheduled the next online hearing for May 11.
Under the terms of his bail, Jackson Mahomes will not be allowed to publicly discuss his case.
The probable cause affidavit in the case was not immediately available. But the Kansas City Star reported that police previously confirmed they were investigating a Feb. 25 incident involving Jackson Mahomes at a restaurant in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park, Kansas.
Jackson Mahomes’ attorney, Brandan Joseph Davies, said in a statement that the court barred him and his client from commenting. But he issued a statement in March, when the allegations first surfaced, saying there was “substantial evidence refuting the Jackson accuser’s claims”, reported The Star.
Aspen Vaughn, owner of Aspens Restaurant and Salon, told the newspaper in early March that Jackson Mahomes was friends with his daughter-in-law and had frequented the restaurant, where his daughter-in-law works. She said he had come earlier the day they met and had been pleasant.
Vaughn said that after he returned to Aspens that night, Jackson Mahomes grabbed his neck with enough force to leave a slight bruise as they spoke in his office about an incident in which he allegedly pushed a wait staff member.
She provided The Star with a photo of a bruise on her neck and a video she said showed Jackson Mahomes grabbing her by the throat and kissing her at least twice.
“He forcibly kissed me out of nowhere,” she said, calling the advances unwelcome and shocking and noting that she thought he was drunk.
Aspen Vaughn did not immediately respond to a Facebook post, and the restaurant did not immediately respond to a phone message seeking comment on the charges.
The Chiefs declined to comment, saying it was a personal matter involving a player’s parent but not a member of the organization. Patrick Mahomes does not have a spokesperson and he did not comment on the case on Twitter.
Hollingsworth reported from Mission, Kansas. Jim Salter in O’Fallon, Missouri, contributed to this report.