A married Texas police chief has been placed on administrative leave after he was accused of having ongoing romantic relationships with at least two different women — in addition to his wife.
When the Stinnett Police Department in northern Texas named Jason Collier, 39, as its new chief in February of 2020, the Facebook announcement said that he was married with four children.
Yet according to one of his alleged girlfriends, Collier has been living a ‘double/triple life,’ proposing to at least two other women despite already being legally married.
Big yikes! Stinnet, Texas police chief Jason Collier, 39, is on administrative leave amid accusations that he has proposed to several women despite already being married
Psychotic behavior: Collier’s now ex-girlfriend Cecily Steinmetz (pictured) called him out publicly on Facebook for leading a ‘double/triple life’
Devastating: Steinmetz said she’d been in a long-term relationship with Collier and has since found out that he is dating other women, too
According to the Stinnett Police Department, Chief Collier is a married father of four, as well as an ordained minister.
But the ‘married’ part came as news to his now ex-girlfriend Cecily Steinmetz.
On January 26, she took to Facebook to accuse Collier of being a cheater, saying that he not only had a serious relationship with her, but was also dating at least one other woman.
‘Chief Jason Collier is living a double/triple life. I was his girlfriend until yesterday,’ she wrote in a post that has quickly gone viral.
‘He lied to me and presented me with fake annulment documents when I found out he was married.
‘I also found out about a 2nd girlfriend, Kirsti, last night. He has lied to us, our children, and asked us both to marry him.’
She went on to call him a ‘poor representative’ of the town he served, alleging that he would drive to visit her an hour away in Amarillo when he was on shift.
Love rat: Collier is married and has four children, but that apparently hasn’t stopped him from allegedly dating around
Uh-oh: Steinmetz called him a ‘poor representative’ of the town he served, alleging that he would drive to visit her an hour away in Amarillo when he was on shift
Found him! Collier has an online dating profile, and several other women have come forward to say they dated him
How was that going to work out? One of Collier’s other alleged girlfriends, Kristi Shaffer, said they had actually been engaged since December
‘We just returned from vacation in Taos on Sunday — meanwhile, his other GF was told he was on work assignment in Portland, OR,’ she said.
According to Heavy.com, Steinmetz learned of the deception after posting photos of herself with Collier on Facebook.
One of Collier’s other alleged girlfriends, Kristi Shaffer, saw the post and commented, saying that she was dating him, too — and in fact, they’d been engaged since December.
Steinmetz then confronted Collier about his wife, to which he produced a fake document saying they’d annulled the marriage.
But Steinmetz didn’t buy it, and shared her story on Facebook.
‘Chief Jason Collier worked his way into my life, the life of my children and family,’ she wrote. ‘Spent the weekend with me on vacation in Taos this past weekend. Told me all weekend how he can’t wait to marry me. Turns out, I’m not the only one.
‘He took me on shift with him last week as well, but wouldn’t introduce me to the ladies in the office since according to him, “they’re b****** and one is mad I won’t date her sister.”
Sneaky: Collier is married and an ‘ordained minister’ who doesn’t appear to have gone to great pains to hide his double life
Pants on fire: When he was confronted about his wife, he produced a fake annulment document
In jeopardy: With accusations still coming in, the City of Stinnett placed Collier on administrative leave pending an investigation on January 27.
‘He clearly has no morals or ethics,’ she added, according to Heavy.com ‘Not only has he hurt me, he has hurt my children with his lies … The jig is up, Jason.’
The situation has spiraled from there. Several other women have come forward making their own claims about Collier, with some saying they’d met him on dating apps and and one saying she was also dating the chief.
With accusations still coming in, the City of Stinnett placed Collier on administrative leave pending an investigation on January 27.
‘The City of Stinnett is aware of the current situation surrounding the Chief of Police Jason Collier,’ a statement from City Manager Durk Downs read.
‘As per city policy, we will refrain from commenting on any personal issues of personnel in a public forum.’