Though he is still on the run with his mother, affluenza teen Ethan Couch is a marked man according to the Texas sheriff who said he is going to finally send Couch to prison. The sheriff said that Ethan Couch might have gotten out of going to jail once, but he won’t get so lucky again, as an entire community, and possibly an entire country, is hoping to get him in custody soon and finally make him pay for the vehicular deaths of four people when Couch was drunk and drugged behind the wheel.
According to the Inquisitr, there is a bounty on the head of Ethan Couch, and now his mother, who reportedly aided him in his escape after a hearing was called to court to answer questions about a game of beer pong. Couch had been told to stay away from alcohol, especially since he is still underage.
"He needed to be locked up two years ago.... I hate to say I told you so, but I told you so." The affluenza manhunt: https://t.co/uHh3xgpBPQ— Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce) December 24, 2015
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the Texas Sheriff from Couch’s town vows to find him and bring him to justice. Dee Anderson of Tarrant County has had enough of Ethan Couch getting away with murder. Literally.
“He eluded justice after killing four totally innocent people and shattering people’s lives…. He never showed one ounce of remorse or regret or sorrow for what he’d done to those innocent people,” Anderson said Wednesday.
But keeping bad company has caught up with Ethan Couch, as his “friends” are the ones who posted photos and videos of social media, outing him to authorities.
“Ya boy ethan couch violating probation,” tweeted the user, @BlondeSpectre, tagging the Tarrant County district attorney’s office. With a blast of angry and sardonic keystrokes, she added, “Ethan Couch? more like Ethan Ouch you killed my family and suffered no consequencjaldjwldjkz.”
But Sheriff Anderson said that money is not going to help Ethan and Tonya Couch this time.
“They have a tremendous amount of wealth, and people with that kind of means can run and hide in a different fashion than you or I could,” Anderson said.
The local ABC News station is quoting experts that say Ethan Couch will soon either run out of money, or out himself on social media. Bounty Hunter Bryan Couch (no relation) said it’s only a matter of time.
“If he’s not in Canada, he’s out West somewhere,” said Brian Couch, a bounty hunter at Arlington-based TX Spartan Group (and no relation to the fugitive).
An update should be coming soon, which will let the country know what progress has been made.
“Hopefully we’re going to have an update within the next couple days,” Deputy U.S. Marshal Laura Vega said Wednesday. “I know we’re all definitely hoping we have an update before the holidays.”
Law enforcement officers all over Texas are happy to work as many hours as necessary to bring in this fugitive that they think needs to spend some time behind bars. The bounty might not seem like much, but Ethan Couch is still at the top of the most wanted list in the United States put out by the Marshals’ Service.
Do you think affluenza teen Ethan Couch and his mother Tonya will be arrested before the new year? Do you think both mother and son will go to prison?
[Photo courtesy of U.S. Marshal Service]