Man Charged With Firearm Possession Found With $25,000

Man Charged With Firearm Possession Found With $25,000

Mallory Jones

A Bartlesville man has been charged and arrested for being in possession in a firearm after a felony conviction. Nickolas Sutton, the passenger of the vehicle that was stopped Monday morning for having a defective brake light, was found to have a handgun and nearly $25,000 cash on his person.

When Nikolas reached in his pocket to retrieve his identification card, he pulled out a large plastic bag containing a large sum of money in it. The defendant put that on his right side. When asked where the money had come from, with Sutton’s feedback by saying he had just won it all at the casino. Because of the large amount of money, the arresting officer requested k-9 officers walk around the vehicle and search for drugs.  There were no drugs found, but officers did find a handgun in the backseat.

Nickolas first denied owning the gun but later admitted that it was in fact his. Upon arriving at the Washington County Detention Center, Sutton’s $25,000 was booked into his property. Bond for Sutton was originally set at $10,000, but after the Judge had been told that Sutton was to stay away from casinos, he raised the bond to $25,000.