Ethan Couch, also known as the "affluenza" teen, hid out in a Mexican resort with his mother before he was caught earlier this week, and two staff members at a Puerto Vallarta hotel told Reuters that the two had a gun with them.
Couch and his mother Tonya were caught Monday in Puerto Vallarta. The 18-year-old had violated his probation and a manhunt for him ensued. Couch was on 10 years probation after successfully invoking an "affluenza" defense while on trial for a 2013 drunken-driving crash that killed four people.
The gun was left in a drawer at the Los Tules hotel after changing rooms during their Dec. 20 to 25 stay, the hotel staffers told Reuters. However, NBC News has not independently confirmed a gun was found. The Tarrant County, Texas, District Attorney's office told NBC News it is investigating.
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Couch remains in Mexico City in custody while his mother was deported and is in Los Angeles.