Texas Police Chief resigns after being arrested for a criminal offense on costs of breach of belief and solid paperwork

STINNETT, Texas (KTAL / KMSS) – A police chief at the Texas Panhandle has resigned and faces charges after a social media post went viral about infidelity and a fake marriage nullification.

A post shared publicly by an Amarillo woman on January 18 showed her posing for a selfie with her boyfriend, Stinnett Police Chief Jason Collier. It got a few compliments from her friends, but it didn’t go viral until Monday when she commented with an update:

“Oh hello … you might want to make sure mutual friends don’t know your wife.”

Cecily Steinmetz claims Collier, who is married with children, showed her a false marriage annulment when she confronted him. Another woman answered the post and said that she had also been with Collier. Both women claim he made them a suggestion and even gave them the same gift: a coffee maker. They compared notes on Collier’s travels outside the city, including an alleged visit to Amarillo at a city police station.

Now the post has been shared across the country and as far as Australia, spawning Facebook groups devoted to small-town drama in Hutchinson County. They analyze information and track a growing number of other women who were allegedly involved in Collier.

On Wednesday, Stinnett City Manager Durk Downs confirmed in a brief statement that the city was “informed of the situation” and that Collier had been taken on administrative leave pending an investigation.

“The city takes this seriously and will investigate all city policy violations,” Downs said in the statement.

The city confirmed Collier’s resignation Thursday after he was arrested by the Texas Rangers for tampering with a government record for the purpose of fraud or harm, which is a state crime. Its borrowing was set at $ 10,000.

Hutchinson County Sheriff Blaik Kemp said the Texas Rangers are investigating a possible “fraudulent government record.”

So far, Collier has not commented publicly.

When asked what she wanted to achieve with the publication of Collier, Steinmetz said she wanted to raise awareness on the ground and hold Collier accountable.

“I just hope he’s learned his lesson so as not to fool such people. I was also inclined to believe him more than anything because of his position. I mean I would think that would be a very upright person and a very honest person. And so he presented himself. And I would only hope this doesn’t happen to any other woman in the future. Just the lies and promising things that will never happen. There’s just no reason to involve people and their children, ”added Steinmetz.

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