Judge dismisses three charges against Jackson Mahomes

Posted at 4:40 PM, January 3, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Scripps News Kansas City) — A Johnson County, Kansas, District Court judge Wednesday accepted a request from prosecutors to dismiss the three most serious charges against Jackson Mahomes after a witness in the case refused to cooperate.

Jackson Mahomes sits in court

Jackson Mahomes sits in court on Jan. 3, 2024. (Scripps News Kansas City)

On Tuesday, the Johnson County District Attorney’s office filed a motion to dismiss three aggravated sexual battery charges in connection to a Feb. 25, 2023, incident at an Overland Park restaurant.

The motion came after the witness in the case informed prosecutors that she would no longer cooperate.

On Wednesday, Assistant District Attorney Megan Ahsens told Judge Thomas Sutherland that after cooperating last August and October, the witness decided to end cooperation in November.

Sutherland accepted the state’s motion, leaving just the misdemeanor battery charge facing Mahomes.

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The charge, Sutherland said, was eligible for diversion, though attorneys representing Mahomes wanted to move forward with a jury trial.

The judge and two sides settled on a two-day trial in front of a six-person jury, tentatively slated for March 25 and 26.

Sutherland asked the two sides to continue conversations surrounding diversion and a possible plea agreement.

At the end of the hearing, Mahomes’ attorneys successfully modified the conditions of his bond.

Mahomes is no longer subject to pre-trial services and may have contact with Anna Robb.

A pre-trial conference is set for March 22.

This story was originally published by Scripps News Kansas City, an E.W. Scripps Company.