Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt's ‘intoxicated’ son LET OFF after being caught with case full of guns
Police bodycam footage showed 20-year-old John Stitt standing in front of an officer from the Logan County Sheriff’s Office on Halloween night
LOGAN COUNTY, OKLAHOMA: The son of Governor Kevin Stitt was caught by the police while he was intoxicated with a case full of firearms outside a haunted house on Halloween. Police bodycam footage showed 20-year-old John, who goes by Drew, standing in front of an officer from the Logan County Sheriff’s Office on Halloween night, October 31.
Deputies had been deployed to Guthrie Haunts, a 30,000-sqft indoor scare space north of Oklahoma City, after a box was found containing two rifles, two pistols, several magazines, and ammunition, per the incident report.
John was seen in the footage approaching the officers as they assessed the situation and told them that the box of firearms belonged to him. Meanwhile, he also let them know about who his father was. “To be honest my dad’s the governor…” the young man was heard telling a deputy, who later told him that she didn’t care whose son he was. “You said these are your firearms?” the deputy asked the underage son of the governor again to confirm, to which he responded, “Yes." She then asks him if any of them belonged to his dad, to which John confirmed that one of the two pistols — a seven millimeter — was allegedly his father's. The officers then instructed him to call his parents, as seen in the footage released by the sheriff's office. “Someone stole my gun case out of my truck while I was at a haunted house in Guthrie,” John was heard telling his parents on the phone during the incident.
The female deputy, after relaying to her fellow officers what had transpired, was heard explaining what happened when she called the young man's parents. “Governor Stitt’s son is drunk at Guthrie Haunts and somebody got into his unlocked truck and dragged out a pelican case full of firearms,” she said. “I asked Governor Stitt and his wife to come and retrieve the firearms because he is 20 years old and is intoxicated and he was like ‘I will just send a trooper.’” The deputy then described how she hadn't experienced anything like that before. “I’m pretty upset right now,” she said. “[John] was trying to say he wasn’t intoxicated and that he wasn’t doing anything. I could tell by his pupils he is really intoxicated. You can smell him, he’s slurring his words, he’s got a car full of people and obviously had a trunk full of guns too.”
The governor's son was not arrested. But deputies sent an affidavit to the District Attorney’s Office. However, the DA's office reportedly offered him a "deferred prosecution agreement." The same was offered to the other people who were found with John Stitt, Logan County District Attorney Laura Thomas said in a statement to Fox 25. She explained that the program, which started in 2021, was meant to avoid putting minors with no criminal history into the justice system for possession. However, she noted that the agreement was only available to people without a prior criminal history and would include community service, alcohol awareness meetings, and counseling. Furthermore, no gun-related charges were filed since the firearms had not been used and had not been found on a person's body. “There was no reason to seize the guns as evidence,” Thomas added, per The Independent.