A Texas police chief accused of cheating on his wife with at least two women resigned after he was arrested for showing one of his paramours a phony marriage annulment.
The city of Stinnett announced Chief Jason Collier’s resignation “effective immediately,” in a statement posted on its Facebook page on Thursday. The married father-of-four was arrested earlier in the day on one count of tampering with a government document with the intent to defraud, Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Cindy Barkley reported.
The Hutchinson County District Attorney’s Office on Tuesday requested the Texas Rangers investigate the 41-year-old former chief after a Facebook post shared by Cecily Steinmetz accused him of “living a double/triple life.”
“I was his girlfriend until yesterday. He lied to me and presented me with fake annulment documents when I found out he was married,” she wrote. “I also found out about a 2nd girlfriend, Kristi, last night. He has lied to us, our children, and asked us both to marry him.”
Steinmetz, who lives in Amarillo, also alleged that Collier would often visit her while on shift.
“We just returned from vacation in Taos on Sunday – meanwhile, his other GF was told he was on work assignment in Portland, OR.,” she concluded.
Steinmetz’s post quickly went viral, prompting city officials to place Collier on administrative leave while the City of Stinnett investigates possible violations of city employment policy.