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Moment OK Governor Kevin Stitt’s 20-year-old son is caught by drunk cops with a briefcase full of weapons


Oklahoma Governor’s son Kevin Stitt was arrested by police while drunk with a crate full of guns outside a haunted house.

John Andrew Stitt, who goes by the name Drew, was confronted by Deputy Katlin Long in Logan County on Halloween night after the weapons were found in the Guthrie Haunts parking lot.

Stitt, 20, approached the officers and said, “To be honest, my dad is the governor.”

Long can be heard responding, “I don’t care”, to which Stitt responds, “No, I know, I just want to clarify.”

Police said the box contained two rifles, two pistols, multiple magazines and ammunition, and Stitt admitted the guns belonged to him.

At one point he admitted to officers that he had been drinking – after they asked him if he had used marijuana.

She then asks Stitt if he was the driver and he calls “a buddy” named Ashley as the driver. The MP then asks him to pick up his phone and call his parents.

Oklahoma Governor’s son Kevin Stitt will avoid a criminal record or charges after being 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 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.

John Andrew Stitt, who goes by 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 the officers and said:

Stitt, 20, approached the officers and said, “To be honest, my dad is the governor.” At one point, he admitted to officers that he had been drinking after they asked him if he had used marijuana.

Stitt, seen in a photo with his father, Republican Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt

Stitt, seen in a photo with his father, Republican Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt

Stitt, seen here with his entire family, including John, recently won a second term in the governor's mansion

Stitt, seen here with his entire family, including John, recently won a second term in the governor’s mansion

The 20-year-old could then be heard telling his parents on the phone: “Someone stole my gun case from my truck while I was in 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 booze emanating from the vehicle … and emitted by their person”, including a package of 30 Natural light.

Long ends up saying, “I’m pretty upset right now.” He was trying to say he wasn’t drunk, but I could tell by his students that he was really drunk. I could feel him and he articulates his words.

However, no arrests were made, according to The Oklahoman, and Stitt’s mother Sarah – who spoke to police on the phone – said a member of the state Highway Patrol would come for the weapons, after the officer told Stitt to call his father to get someone to pick them up as he was “clearly drunk and underage”.

One of the Dodge Ram boys, who police said did not appear to be under the influence, was allowed to drive himself and Stitt back to Stillwater with officers following.

This type of security detail is completely legal under Oklahoma state law.

Four firearms, a rifle and alcohol were found in the truck and entered into evidence, according to a police report.

None of those involved, including Stitt, have been arrested.

Earlier this week, however, the sheriff’s office recommended that Stitt be charged with possession of alcohol as a minor, The Oklahoman reported.

Local 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 an indictment and a criminal record.

Thomas told KOCO 5 that the program — which began in 2021 — was aimed at avoiding putting minors without criminal records through the court system for possession. Only minors with no priors are offered the program.

Stitt's mother Sarah (pictured right) - who spoke to police on the phone - said a member of the State Highway Patrol would come for the weapons, after the officer told Stitt of calling his father for someone to pick them up as he was 'clearly intoxicated and underage.

Stitt’s mother Sarah (pictured right) – who spoke to police on the phone – said a member of the State Highway Patrol would come for the weapons, after the officer told Stitt of calling his father for someone to pick them up as he was ‘clearly intoxicated and underage.

District Attorney Laura Thomas instead opted to offer Stitt what is called

District Attorney Laura Thomas instead opted to offer Stitt what is called “deferred prosecution,” which would allow him to do community service to avoid an indictment and a criminal record.

She added that her name had nothing to do with the offer. election.

Sheriff Damien Devereaux was questioned whether Stitt also received special treatment.

He said, “People talk about it being swept under the rug, but we wrote a detailed report that day and submitted an affidavit to the district attorney’s office for charges.”

When told of the deferred prosecution offer, Devereaux called it “typical” and that it “doesn’t surprise me when there is no prior record.” He also called Long “one of our best.”

Devereaux was then asked about the weapons and clarified that Stitt “didn’t use the weapons” and, as far as they knew, “didn’t drive”, so they didn’t think they had anything to do with it. blame him outside of possession. .

Sheriff Damien Devereaux was asked if Stitt had received special treatment as well and said the situation was handled appropriately and in fact they were tougher on Stitt as the Governor's son.

Sheriff Damien Devereaux was asked if Stitt had received special treatment as well and said the situation was handled appropriately and in fact they were tougher on Stitt as the Governor’s son.

Devereaux was then asked about the weapons and clarified that Stitt

Devereaux was then asked about the weapons and clarified that Stitt “didn’t use the weapons” and, as far as they knew, “didn’t drive”, so they didn’t think they had anything to do with it. blame him outside of possession.

He also did not believe that Stitt was drunk, but simply under the influence.

Devereaux even suggested that it “is fair to say” that Stitt was treated harsher than the usual suspect would have been because he is the governor’s son.

He added, “In some ways, we’ve gone the extra mile to document this situation, cover our bases, so that we don’t get accused of doing the governor’s office a favor because we don’t work that way.”

Stitt, who is a member of the Oklahoma National Guard, was also apparently not acting illegally to get the guns in the truck. He told an officer he was deer hunting earlier in the day.

The sheriff called it “pretty reckless”, but he didn’t know it was illegal.

It’s not yet clear whether Stitt has agreed to the deferred suit.

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