Despite being in Mexico on expired tourist visas, fugitives Ethan Couch and his mother have been granted a delay against deportation from Mexico. Both are wanted in the US on a number of charges.
Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson said he was told by U.S. Marshals that an attorney representing the Couches filed a "legal writ," to prevent the pair from leaving Mexico.
"Couch and his mother cannot be deported from Mexico until legal matters are resolved," U.S. Marshal's Service spokeswoman Laura Vega told the Star-Telegram. "We simply do not know when Ethan and Tonya Couch will be returned to the U.S."
Anderson said his office had planned to take the Couches into custody in Houston on Wednesday. The pair had been scheduled to fly from Guadalajara to Houston on Wednesday afternoon.