Tonya Couch, Mother of ‘Affluenza’ Teen, Complains About Jail Conditions at Arraignment
The mother of now-in-custody Texas teen Ethan Couch made an initial appearance in a courtroom and used the time to vent her frustrations with her jail cell.
According to Fox News, Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson says Tanya Couch had complained about her jail accommodations, saying there was too much light and she can't sleep.
"She expressed a slight displeasure about her accommodations, and I told her this was a jail and not a resort," said Anderson at a new conference.
The 48-year-old Couch is facing the charge of hindering the apprehension of a felon. She and her son, 18-year-old, Ethan Couch fled Texas back in November as he was being investigated for violating his probation.
The teen received probation in lieu of a jail sentence for a 2013 drunk driving crash that killed four people after his lawyers argued that his extravagant lifestyle caused a type of mental disorder -- affluenza -- that comprised him.
Tonya Couch's bond was set at $1 million and she will be in jail over the weekend unless she can come up with that amount.
Couch did not enter a formal plea at her arraignment.