Ethan Couch, the wealthy Tarrant County teen who received probation for killing four people while driving drunk in 2013, is missing — and authorities fear he may have skipped the country.
Two years ago, the public anger that welled up when Couch’s attorneys blamed his crimes on “affluenza” boiled into outrage when a Fort Worth judge didn’t sentence him to jail.
Now Couch, who is 18 but is still a juvenile under the Texas legal system, is wanted on suspicion of missing a check-in with his probation officer. Such a failure would be a probation violation.
Couch’s defense team said it has had no contact with him and declined to comment further.