Heidi Schmidt and Malik Jackson
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OLATHE, Kan. — Jackson Mahomes enters the Johnson County Courthouse for a hearing on May 16, 2023. (FOX4 PHOTO/ Mario Vazquez)
OLATHE, Kan. – A Johnson County judge ruled that Jackson Mahomes could have contact with three of the four people listed as witnesses in his sexual assault case.
During a hearing on Tuesday afternoon, the judge reminded each witness that he was not allowed to discuss the case with Mahomes.
The judge ruled that Mahomes could not have contact with the fourth witness. The prosecutor said the witness had direct ties to the case against Mahomes. The prosecutor also told the judge that someone close to Mahomes tried to influence the fourth witness.
Tuesday’s change of bond hearing came after Mahomes’ attorney filed a request that his client be allowed to interact with four people on the witness list who are also his friends.
One of the initial conditions of Mahomes’ bond is that he was not allowed to have contact with witnesses in the case.
The judge announced his decision a day after the affidavit in the case against Mahomes became public. The document provides additional details about the allegations that led to the charges.
According to the document, Overland Park police responded to the Aspens restaurant on February 25, 2023, after a man reported that Mahomes pushed his son.
As officers investigated the complaint, they spoke to the restaurant owner.
The woman then reported that Mahomes grabbed her by the throat, forced her head back and kissed her three times shortly before officers arrived, according to the affidavit.
She told investigators that she did not consent to any of the contact.
Mahomes will be in court again on August 31, 2023 for a preliminary hearing in the case.
The judge handling the case ordered Mahomes, his attorney and the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office to refrain from commenting on the case.