TARRANT COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) – The United States Marshals Service is now circulating a ‘Wanted’ poster for missing North Texas “affluenza” teen Ethan Couch.
The wanted poster sent out Friday details how in 2013 Couch was convicted of DUI vehicular manslaughter for killing four people while driving drunk in Tarrant County. The teen, who was 16 at the time, was sentenced to 10 years probation. He could have received 20 years in jail.
Tarrant County issued an arrest warrant for Couch on December 11 after he missed an appointment with Tarrant County Juvenile Probation officers. The teenager is two years into his 10-year probation term.
Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson said officials searching for Couch believe he and his mother have not only skipped town, but possibly the country.
Earlier this month Couch made headlines again a video posted to Twitter, allegedly showed the teen at a party with several people playing beer pong. The six-second video shows several young people in a room, with red cups and beer cans stacked on a table. It ends when a young man dives onto the table, and it collapses. A man reported to be Couch, can be seen clapping during the dive.
The U.S. Marshals poster says a reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information that leads to the whereabouts and arrest of Couch.
Anyone who has seen or talked with Ethan Couch or his mother or has any information about their whereabouts is asked to contact the Marshals Service at 800-336-0102.
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