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Former Stinnett Police Chief arrested by Texas Rangers after Facebook post goes viral

Jason Collier and Cecily Steinmetz
Posted at 1:25 PM, Jan 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-29 14:25:16-05

STINNETT, TX — According to multiple online reports, the now-former Stinnett Police Chief at the center of a viral Facebook post has been arrested by Texas Rangers.

Jason Collier was the Police Chief of Stinnett, a small town just outside of Amarillo, when Cecily Steinmetz posted on Facebook claiming that Collier was, "living a double/triple life."

Steinmetz took to Facebook to say that Collier was her boyfriend until she found out he was married and had a second girlfriend. In her post, Steinmetz includes a picture of what appears to be an annulment document.

After the post started to gain popularity on social media, the City of Stinnett announced on Wednesday they were aware of the situation and Collier had been placed on administrative leave saying, "The city is taking this seriously and will be looking into any violations of city policy."

City of Stinnett statement on Jason Collier part 1

However, as the review of the City of Stinnett kept growing on social media, the City came out with a second announcement on Facebook on Thursday stating that Collier had submitted his letter of resignation.

City of Stinnett statement on Jason Collier part 2

According to NBCDFW, Collier was arrested by Texas Rangers on Thursday on charges of tampering with a government document with the intent to defraud, a state jail felony. Collier's bond was set at $10,000.