GOTCHA ETHAN COUCH (Affluenza Teen and Mom Nabbed in Mexico)

Dec 29, 2015 - by Eponymous Rox

Shown in wanted posters below, affluenza teen Ethan Couch and his mom Tonya Couch were nabbed by U.S. and Mexican authorities last night. 

GOTCHA ETHAN COUCH (Affluenza Teen and Mom Nabbed in Mexico)

After a weeks-long manhunt for the pair which included APBs and a federal bounty, sources said they were finally taken into custody in the resort city of Puerto Vallarta at about 6:00 p.m. on Monday.

Both Couchs were then handed over to immigration officials for extradition --  the younger to immediately face charges of violating the probationary terms of his vehicular-manslaughter conviction.

A U.S. law enforcement spokesman indicated Ethan Couch’s mother will likely also be detained for aiding and abetting her son’s getaway earlier in December, although the nature of her charges haven’t been announced yet.

Couch, now legally considered an adult, was sentenced as a minor to home arrest in 2013 for killing four people and injuring as many more while operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

His defense team obtained that controversially-lenient sentencing by convincing a Texas judge their wealthy, wayward client suffered from being “too affluent” and, thus, couldn’t comprehend wrong from right.

Last month, a concerned citizen filmed the affluenza teen playing beer pong with his buddies and not only flagged local police agencies about the flagrant parole violation, but uploaded her video to Twitter where it went viral.

Ethan Couch and Tonya Couch went on the lam shortly thereafter. A snapshot of Couch’s arrest in Mexico yesterday showed the naturally-blond youth had died his golden locks and facial hair to effect a disguise.

Eponymous Rox

 

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