UPDATE: Thursday, Oct. 15 (5:46 p.m. ET) – A Vermont judge has released actor Randy Quaid and wife Evi from custody, reports Global News, with the couple addressing the original five-year-old criminal charges that sent them on the run in the first place.
“The Quaids are wanted in Santa Barbara, California, on felony charges filed after they were found squatting in a guesthouse of a home they previously owned,”; reports Global News. “Court papers say the Quaids damaged or destroyed furniture, a fireplace and a mirror.”;
The Oscar-nominated, Golden Globe-winning actor and his wife were freed today when the judge ruled there is no probable cause to hold them in Vermont on charges of being fugitives from justice.
Following their court appearance, the couple briefly spoke with reporters and said they plan to stay in Vermont in order to care for Evi’s ailing father while resolving the Santa Barbara charges.
UPDATE: Saturday, Oct. 10 (12:38 p.m. ET) – The bizarre saga of Randy Quaid continues to get stranger, and now the former National Lampoon’s Vacation star and his wife Evi have been arrested in Vermont while attempting to cross the U.S.-Canada border.
According to CBC News, the Quaids were apprehended at approximately 8 p.m. Friday night as they tried to enter Vermont at the St-Armand/Philipsburg border crossing, following Randy’s arrest in Montreal earlier this week.
Both Randy and Evy were detained and are currently behind bars, with bail set by at a whopping $500,000 each.
Here’s the incident, from the Vermont State Police report:
On October 9, 2015 Randall Quaid and Evi Quaid attempted to cross the U.S. Border from Canada into the U.S. and were detained at the Highgate Port Of Entry. While at the Port Of Entry U.S. Customs determined both individuals are fugitives from justice from the State of California. U.S. Customs notified the Vermont State Police of the outstanding warrants.
Upon further investigation and consultation with the Franklin County State’s Attorney’s Office it was determined both Randall and Evi meet the requirements to be extradited on their felony warrants. Randall and Evi were taken into custody by Vermont State Troopers and subsequently transported to the St. Albans Barracks for processing. The Honorable Judge Alison Arms was contacted and set bail at $500,000, each. At the conclusion of processing Randall was transported to the North West State Correctional Center and Evi was transported to the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility.
Randy Quaid has been detained by the Canada Border Services Agency in Montreal for the second time this year, FOX411 reports.
Quaid’s wife, Evi, confirmed the incident with the CBC, telling the news outlet he was arrested Tuesday morning during a routine appointment with CBSA officials.
The actor’s wife posted a rant (NSFW) to Youtube on Wednesday, slamming President Obama’s administration and the warrants currently out for the couple. “This is to the current f***ed up administration that is so incompetent, so incapable of anything, and the state department, John Kerry, especially to you,” she began her rant that also sees the couple celebrate their 26th wedding anniversary over champagne cocktails. “We empathise with all other Americans dealing with the incredibly corrupt, incredibly incompetent administration currently in control of the American citizens.”
“The reason we’re here [in Canada] is because…a bail bondsman in Santa Barabara County fraudulently filed four bogus bail bonds in our name,” Dennis Quaid’s brother explained. The DA “refuses to investigate his fraudulent actions.”
Throughout their 26-year marriage, the two have had several run-ins with the law. In 2010, The Quaids were accused of vandalizing a home they once owned, and in 2009, a California felony warrant was issued for the couple after failing to pay a $10,000 hotel bill.
Quaid is a Golden Globe winner and former Oscar nominee. He is well-known for his roles in National Lampoon’s and Independence Day.
Warning: Video is profanity – NSFW