The mother of a fugitive teen who used an “affluenza” defense after killing four people in a drunken crash is set to be arraigned on a charge of hindering the apprehension of a felon.
Tonya Couch was taken to the Tarrant County jail on Thursday after arriving at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport on a flight from Los Angeles. Her arraignment is scheduled for Friday morning.
Authorities believe Couch and her 18-year-old son, Ethan Couch, fled Texas in November as prosecutors investigated whether Ethan Couch had violated his probation. A video surfaced that appeared to show him at a party where people were drinking.
The two were arrested in Mexico late last month.
Tonya Couch’s attorneys have said she is “eager to have her day in court.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.