Former Stinnett Police Chief Jason Collier Arrested, Resigns In Wake Of Social Media Scandal
A Texas police chief at the center of a social media frenzy has been arrested.
According to MyHighPlains.com, Former Stinnett Police Chief Jason Collier was taken into custody earlier today. There was also a post on the official City of Stinnett Facebook announcing his resignation.
Collier is now facing state jail felony charges as Texas Rangers are investigating a "fraudulent government record."
Hutchinson County Sheriff Blaik Kemp said Collier was arrested by the Texas Rangers and taken to the Hutchinson County Jail. Hutchinson’s County Sheriff’s officials said Collier is charged with tampering with a government record with the intent to defraud or harm.
According to Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Cindy Barkley, Collier's bond is set at $10,000. Barkley also confirmed that the document that brought forth the felony charges was "a fraudulent marriage annulment"—likely the annulment shared by one of Collier's scorned mistresses whose accusations against the former police chief sparked a social media frenzy.
Stinnett Mayor Colin Locke told MyHighPlains.com that there may be a "possible violation of city policy" but did not go into further detail.
We will keep you posted on this developing story, but in the meantime, you can get the details on what led up to this report here.