2015-12-18 01:38:12 UTC
A manhunt was underway on Thursday for a wealthy Texas teenager, described at trial as being afflicted with "affluenza," who apparently fled to avoid violating a probation deal that kept him out of prison for killing four in a drunken-driving crash.
The 18-year-old named by Tarrant County officials as Ethan Couch, and placed on the county's most wanted list, missed his mandatory meeting with his probation officer, prompting a warrant for his apprehension to be issued on Dec. 11.
Couch's name has been entered into a national fugitive database search, law enforcement officials said. The U.S. Marshals Service has joined local authorities in the search.
"He has no idea what he faces when he is found," said Tarrant County Sheriff's spokesman Terry Grisham...