Affluenza teen goes missing – Arrest warrant issued

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Rich kid, Ethan Couch, who was on probation for killing four people in a 2013 drunk driving wreck is missing. The teeen that claimed “affluenza” as a defense – missed a scheduled probation check-in. In response the probation officer had obtained a search warrant but was unable to locate either Ethan or his mother.

Ethan Couch’s attorneys told CBS DFW that a judge has issued “a directive to apprehend” Couch after a juvenile probation officer was unable to contact 19-year-old Couch or his mother, with whom he was living. Multiple agencies are now searching for the teen, the station reports.

Couch was 16 when he drunkenly rammed a pickup truck into a crowd of people, killing four. Two years ago, he was given 10 years’ probation after his attorneys asserted Couch’s wealthy parents coddled him into irresponsibility, drawing national controversy. Prosecutors wanted a maximum sentence of 20 years in state custody.

Read more at Crimesider Staff