North Texas fire chief among 14 men arrested in prostitution sting, authorities say

Jason Collier has served the Highland Village Fire Department since 2008

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DENTON COUNTY, Texas – Fourteen men, including a North Texas fire chief, are behind bars and face charges related to prostitution, according to a press release from the Denton County Sheriff’s Office.

Denton County deputies executed a search warrant on Thursday in Lewisville, Texas.

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Authorities said 14 men were arrested and charged with solicitation of prostitution, a state jail felony.

Highland Village fire chief Jason Collier was among the 14 men accused and arrested, authorities said.

The sheriff’s office said Collier is facing charges of soliciting prostitution and resisting arrest. Collier has served the Highland Village Fire Department since 2008, FOX 4 reported.

The 14 men arrested were:

  • Michael Allman of Lewisville, Texas
  • Bryson Brown of Salisbury, North Carolina
  • Robert Busch of Denton, Texas
  • Kashyapsinh Chauhan of Arlington, Texas
  • Jason Collier of Corinth, Texas
  • Ricky Davis of Carrollton, Texas
  • Donald Ray Ford Jr. of Frisco, Texas
  • James Hiatt of Lewisville, Texas
  • James Arthur Jackson Jr. of Lewisville, Texas
  • Jakari Johnson of Lewisville, Texas
  • Victor Matute of Denton, Texas
  • Demetrio Santiago of Whitesboro, Texas
  • Javier Trinadad of Lewisville, Texas
  • Abin Varghese of Carrollton, Texas

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Spencer Heath is a Digital Journalist at KSAT. Spencer graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied Radio-Television-Film. He’s worked as a journalist in San Antonio since June of 2022. Outside the newsroom, he enjoys watching movies and spending time with family.

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