‘Affluenza' Mom Tonya Couch to Remain Free on Bond After Prosecutors Say She Drank, Had a Gun

Tonya Couch, the mother of "affluenza" teen Ethan Couch, will remain free after prosecutors alleged she violated the conditions of her bond.Prosecutors had sought to revoke her bond after alleging that she drank alcohol and was in possession of a gun.In court Thursday morning, a bar manager testified that she had seen Couch drinking beer in May, WFAA-TV (Channel 8) reports.Alys Dill, general manager of the Eagles Nest sports bar in Fort Worth, said she saw Couch take a sip of beer from a glass. She said it had to have been beer because nonalcoholic beverages are served in plastic cups at the bar.A Johnson County commissioner testified later that he had seen Couch holding a rifle at a gun show.Jerry Stringer, who has a business that sells firearm accessories, said he'd seen Couch with a rifle on her shoulder last weekend at a gun show in Fort Worth. He said he alerted Fort Worth police at the event to what he'd seen.Couch's attorneys argued that her alcohol screening tests have all been negative.Couch, 50, is charged with hindering the apprehension of a fugitive and money laundering. She and her son were apprehended in Mexico after fleeing the country in late 2015.She had previously sought looser bond conditions so that she could work as a bartender at a honky-tonk in Azle.  Continue reading...

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