'Affluenza' Teen Ethan Couch Detained in Mexico, Officials Say

Couch was wanted after allegedly skipping out on a probation check-in.

Couch was picked up in Puerto Vallarta on Monday at 6 p.m. local time along with his mother, according to a spokesman for the Jalisco state prosecutor's office. Both underwent a medical check-up and were then transferred to immigration authorities. They are en route to Guadalajara to be transported to the U.S. It is unknown when that flight to America will take place.

The Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office in Texas also confirmed the two were in Mexican custody.

Authorities were concerned that he allegedly missed a check-in with a probation officer and may have skipped town or the country and a juvenile judge issued a "directive to apprehend" on Dec. 11.

"Since December 26th agents of State Prosecutor's Office provided law support enforcement personnel from the neighboring country of the United State of America, the US Marshall for the location and capture of Ethan Anthony Couch" a statement from the Jalisco State Prosecutor's Office said.

During his trial, a psychologist argued that Couch suffered from "affluenza," meaning his behavior stemmed from his affluent upbringing.

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