Moment OK Gov Kevin Stitt’s son, 20, is arrested after he was found drunk outside haunted house

The son of Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt will avoid a criminal record or charge after he was seen on video in an incident with local police after he was found drunk and with weapons 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.

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 if he had been using marijuana.

Long can be heard replying, “I don’t care,” to which Stitt replies, “No, I know, I’d just like to clarify.”

He then asks Stitt if he was the driver and he names “a friend” named Ashley as the driver. The officer then asks her to take his phone and call his parents.

The son of Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt will avoid a criminal record or charge after he was seen on video in an incident with local police after he was found drunk and with weapons in his truck.

The son of Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt will avoid a criminal record or charge after he was seen on video in an incident with local police after he was found drunk and with weapons 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.

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, “To be honest, my dad is the governor.” At one point, he admitted to officers that he had been drinking after they asked if he had been using marijuana.

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

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

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

Stitt, seen here with his entire family, including John, recently won a second term at the Governor's Mansion.

Stitt, seen here with his entire family, including John, recently won a second term at the Governor's Mansion.

Stitt, seen here with his entire family, including John, recently won a second term at the Governor’s Mansion.

Police spoke to four other people who were riding in a black Dodge Ram that Stitt said he was riding in and they reported the “smell of alcoholic beverages emanating from the vehicle … and from his person,” including a 30-pack Natural Light .

Long finally says, ‘I’m pretty upset right now. I was trying to say that he wasn’t intoxicated, but I could tell from his pupils that he really was intoxicated. I could smell it and he’s slurring his words.

However, there were no arrests, according to the oklahomaand Stitt’s mother, Sarah, who spoke to police by phone, said a member of the state highway patrol was coming to get the weapons, after the officer told Stitt to call his father so someone to pick them up because he was “clearly intoxicated and underage.’

One of the boys in the Dodge Ram, who police say 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 van and entered into evidence, according to a police report.

None of the people involved, including Stitt, were arrested.

However, earlier this week, the sheriff’s office recommended that Stitt be charged with possession of underage alcohol. the oklahoma informed.

Instead, the local district attorney, Laura Thomas, chose to offer Stitt what is known as “deferred prosecution,” which would allow him to do community service to avoid a criminal record and charge.

Thomas said KOKO 5 that the program, which began in 2021, was intended to avoid putting minors without criminal records into the justice system for possession. The program is only offered to minors without a criminal record.

Stitt’s mother, Sarah (pictured right), who spoke to police by phone, said a member of the state highway patrol would come to get the weapons, after the officer told Stitt that to call her father to have someone retrieve them, as he was “clearly intoxicated and underage.

Instead, District Attorney Laura Thomas opted to offer Stitt what is known as “deferred prosecution,” which would allow him to do community service to avoid a criminal record and charge.

He added that his name had nothing to do with the offer: “I don’t care if his last name was Stitt or Hofmeister,” Thomas said, referring to Stitt’s father and Joy Hofmeister, the Democrat he recently defeated in the gubernatorial election. of the state. choice.

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 did a fully detailed report that day and filed an affidavit with the district attorney’s office on charges.”

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

Devereaux was later questioned about the guns and clarified that Stitt “wasn’t using the guns” and, as far as they knew, “wasn’t driving,” so they didn’t think they had anything to charge him with other than possession. . .

Sheriff Damien Devereaux was asked if Stitt also received special treatment and said the situation was handled appropriately and if anything they were tougher on Stitt as the governor's son.

Sheriff Damien Devereaux was asked if Stitt also received special treatment and said the situation was handled appropriately and if anything they were tougher on Stitt as the governor's son.

Sheriff Damien Devereaux was asked if Stitt also received special treatment and said the situation was handled appropriately and if anything they were tougher on Stitt as the governor’s son.

Devereaux was later questioned about the guns and clarified that Stitt “wasn’t using the guns” and, as far as they knew, “wasn’t driving,” so they didn’t think they had anything to charge him with other than possession. .

He also didn’t think Stitt was drunk, just under the influence.

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

He added: “In some respects, we went the extra mile to document this situation, to cover our bases, so we’re not 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, also apparently was not acting illegally by having the weapons in the truck. He told an officer that he was hunting deer earlier in the day.

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

It is not yet clear if Stitt has agreed to deferred prosecution.

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