OK Governor’s Underage Son Found Intoxicated With Firearms, No Charges Filed

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (screen capture)

Just days before the midterm elections, the 20-year-old son of Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) was found by police intoxicated and in possession of firearms.

No charges were filed against the governor’s son.

From The Oklahoman:

On Oct. 31 sheriff deputies were called to a Guthrie haunted house where John Drew Stitt, the governor’s 20-year-old son, was intoxicated and in possession of firearms.

Deputies were responding to a call about “found firearms” in a haunted house parking lot when they found a box with two rifles and two pistols, according to an incident report. Stitt told a sheriff’s deputy the box belonged to him and one of the firearms belonged to his father.

He also acknowledged that he was intoxicated on alcohol, according to the report. Stitt told deputies he was riding in a black truck, where alcohol and another firearm were found.

“To be honest, my dad is the governor,” Stitt told the deputy, according to body camera video reviewed by The Oklahoman.

Instead of being cited or arrested, young Stitt was picked up and escorted home by an officer with the governor’s security detail.

The District Attorney’s office has confirmed Stitt was offered a “deferred prosecution program,” i.e. community service, alcohol awareness meetings, and counseling in order to avoid being charged and a criminal record.

Sheriff Damon Devereaux asserts no special treatment was given to the governor’s son and he stood by his deputy’s actions.