Sexual assault charges against Patrick Mahomes’ brother were dismissed.
Kansas prosecutors on Wednesday dismissed three felony charges that Jackson Mahomes, the younger brother of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, grabbed a woman by the throat and kissed her against her will.
Johnson County Deputy Prosecutor Megan Ehsens filed a motion Tuesday to dismiss three counts of aggravated sexual assault.
Jackson Mahomes appeared at a hearing Wednesday and the criminal charges were dropped. A fourth charge remains pending, misdemeanor assault, and Jackson Mahomes has pleaded not guilty to that charge.
Court filings cited the woman’s lack of cooperation.
Jackson Mahomes’ attorney, Brandon Davis, said in a statement that his client “has done nothing wrong. We had every confidence that the truth of this matter would eventually come out.”
The original charges accuse Jackson Mahomes, a 23-year-old social media influencer, of crimes that occurred on February 25 at Aspens Restaurant and Lounge in Overland Park, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City.
Investigators said Mahomes pushed a waiter who tried to enter a room where he was with restaurant owner Aspen Vaughn. After the waiter left, Mahomes grabbed Vonn by the throat and forcefully kissed her three separate times without her consent, prosecutors alleged.
Vaughn told police that Mahomes was a friend of her stepdaughter and had caused problems and had been asked to leave the restaurant in the past.
Vaughn closed the restaurant in August, saying the publicity surrounding the case had hurt his business. She told the Kansas City Star at the time that she had endured death threats and harassment, and that the restaurant had been vandalized following the allegations.
Tuesday’s court filing said prosecutors received an affidavit from Vaughn’s attorney indicating she would refuse to testify. Prosecutors still plan to pursue the case, the document said, noting that surveillance video captured the encounter.
But the document also says that a subpoena addressed to Vaughn, who is referred to by his first name in court documents, was not served.
“In fact, through conversations with more than one person in contact with her, it has become apparent to the State that AR is actively thwarting efforts to serve her in order to avoid going to court,” Ehsens wrote.
The misdemeanor battery charge remains because that charge was allegedly involved in shoving a waiter.
A spokeswoman for the district attorney’s office declined to comment.