Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt’s son was caught by police drunk with a suitcase full of guns outside a haunted house.
John Andrew Stitt, who goes by the name of Drew, was confronted by Deputy Katlin Long in Logan County on Halloween night after the guns were found in the Guthrie Haunts parking lot.
Stitt, 20, approached officers and said, “To be honest, my father is the governor.”
Long is heard replying, ‘I don’t care’, to which Stitt replies, ‘No, I know, I’d like just like toclare.’
Police said the box contained two rifles, two pistols, several magazines and ammunition, and Stitt admitted the firearms belonged to him.
He also once told officers he had been drinking – after they asked if he had used marijuana.
Long then asked Stitt if he was the driver – to which he said his “pal” named Ashley was. The deputy then asked him to get his phone and call his parents.
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt’s son will avoid a criminal record or charges after he was seen on video in an incident with local police after they found him drunk and with guns in his truck
John Andrew Stitt, who goes by the name of Drew, was confronted by Deputy Katlin Long in Logan County on Halloween night after the guns were found in the parking lot of a local haunted house
Stitt, 20, approached officers and said, “To be honest, my father is the governor.” He once admitted to officers that he had been drinking after they asked him if he had used marijuana
Stitt, pictured with his father, Republican Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt
Stitt, seen here with his entire family, including John, recently won a second term at the governor’s mansion
The 20-year-old was then heard on the phone to his parents saying, “Someone stole my gun case from my truck while I was at a haunted house in Guthrie.”
Police spoke to four other people who were riding in a black Dodge Ram in which Stitt said he was traveling and reported the “smell of alcoholic beverages emanating from the vehicle … emanating from their person.”
Police also found a 30-pack of Natural Light in the vehicle.
Long finally says, “I’m pretty upset right now. He tried to say he wasn’t drunk, but I could tell from his pupils that he was really drunk.
‘I could smell him and he slurs his words.’
However, no arrests were made, according to The Oklahoman, and Stitt’s mother Sarah – who was on the phone with police – said a member of the state highway patrol would go get the guns.
One of the boys in the Dodge Ram, who police said did not appear to be under the influence, was allowed to drive himself and Stitt back to Stillwater, Oklahoma, followed by officers.
These types of security details are perfectly legal under Oklahoma state law.
None of those involved, including Stitt, were arrested.
However, earlier this week the sheriff’s office recommended charging Stitt with underage liquor possession, The Oklahoman reported.
Local District Attorney Laura Thomas instead opted to offer Stitt what he called “deferred prosecution,” which would allow him to do community service to avoid indictment and a criminal record.
Thomas told KOCO 5 that the scheme, which began in 2021, was designed to prevent minors with no criminal record from being brought to justice for possession. The program is only offered to unregistered minors.
Stitt’s mother Sarah (pictured, right) – who was on the phone with police – said a member of the state highway patrol would come to get the guns after the officer told Stitt to call his father to get someone to take them picked up as he was ‘clearly drunk and underage.’
District Attorney Laura Thomas instead opted to offer Stitt what is known as a “deferred prosecution,” which would allow him to do community service to avoid indictment and a criminal record
She added that his name had nothing to do with the offer: “Whether his last name was Stitt or Hofmeister doesn’t matter to me,” Thomas noted, referring to Stitt’s father and Joy Hofmeister, the Democrat he recently met in The country’s board of governors had defeated election.
Sheriff Damien Devereaux was asked if Stitt also received special treatment.
He said: “People are talking about this being swept under the rug, but we prepared a fully detailed report that day and filed an affidavit with prosecutors to press charges.”
When briefed on the offer of deferred prosecution, Devereaux called it “typical” and that “I’m not surprised if there’s no prior history.” He also called Long “one of our best.”
Devereaux was later asked about the guns and clarified that Stitt “did not use the guns” and, as far as they could tell, “did not drive,” so they didn’t think they could accuse him of anything outside of possession.
Asked if Stitt also received special treatment, Sheriff Damien Devereaux said the situation had been handled appropriately and that they had been rather tough on Stitt as the governor’s son
Devereaux was later asked about the guns and clarified that Stitt “did not use the guns” and, as far as they could tell, “did not drive,” so they didn’t think they could accuse him of anything outside of possession
He also didn’t think Stitt was drunk, just under the influence.
Devereaux even suggested it was “fair to say” that Stitt was treated harsher than the usual abuser would have been because he is the governor’s son.
He added, “In a way, we went the extra mile to document this situation, to cover our bases so we wouldn’t be accused of doing the governor’s office a favor by not operating that way.”
Stitt, who is a member of the Oklahoma National Guard, also appears not to have acted illegally because he had the guns in the truck. He told an officer he was hunting deer earlier in the day.
The sheriff called it “kind of inconsiderate,” but little did he know it was illegal.
It is not yet clear whether Stitt has accepted the deferred charges.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11467963/Moment-OK-Gov-Kevin-Stitts-son-drunk-outside-haunted-house.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Moment OK Gov. Kevin Stitt’s son, 20, is caught with a suitcase full of guns by drunk cops