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Originally posted 04/10/2011 09:50AM
While Dennis Quaid has been shedding light on his latest flick, Soul Surfer, his brother Randy Quaid has been in the news with wife Evi – under a dark cloud.
The troubled couple has been on the run from police since failing to appear in court several times for a felony vandalism arraignment stemming from an October 2010 incident.
Dennis, 56, who has remained relatively quiet on his brother's disappearance and criminal record, finally acknowledges that Randy, 60, is in his thoughts.
"I love my brother," Dennis told PEOPLE recently while promoting his film at L.A.'s Luxe Hotel. "That's all I can say. I love my brother and I miss my brother. That's all I'm going to say."
– Dahvi Shira
Originally posted 11/02/2010 04:05PM
Randy and Evi Quaid's long, strange trip keeps getting stranger – and maybe very expensive.
The fugitive couple once again didn't appear at court, this time for their felony vandalism arraignment Tuesday in Santa Barbara, Calif.
Because of this, Evi's bail amount of $500,000 was forfeited, court spokeswoman Liz Jahadhmy confirms to PEOPLE. A new bench warrant in the same amount was issued against Evi.
Originally posted 11/01/2010 10:55AM
Randy and Evi Quaid insist they aren't mentally unstable, using drugs or lying about being pursued by a mysterious and deadly group of celebrity-extorting assassins.
The Quaids – who were arrested last month in Canada and are due in court Tuesday in California after allegedly squatting in and wrecking their former Santa Barbara home – spoke about their fears Monday on ABC's Good Morning America.
"I genuinely feel these people are trying to kill us," Evi Quaid said. "We are refugees … We are Hollywood refugees."
Originally posted 10/28/2010 05:45PM
Randy and Evi Quaid's Excellent Canadian Adventure may soon come to a close.
The quirky fugitive couple, who sought refugee status in Canada following their arrest in Vancouver, face a felony hearing Tuesday in a Santa Barbara, Calif., courtroom.
They remain free in Vancouver after it was discovered that Evi is actually a Canadian citizen, although immigration authorities there declined to explain why Randy was released.
Originally posted 10/22/2010 05:55PM
Randy and Evi Quaid, on the run after skipping another court date in California, have been arrested in Canada.
Canadian police nabbed the couple Wednesday in an affluent neighborhood in Vancouver, according to The Canadian Press. The Quaids face an immigration hearing.
Arrest warrants were issued by a Santa Barbara judge Monday after the couple failed to appear for an arraignment on residential burglary charges. They were allegedly squatting in the guest house of a Montecito home they once owned.
Originally posted 10/18/2010 06:30PM
Another case, another missed court date.
Randy Quaid and his wife Evi once again face arrest warrants after failing to show up for a Santa Barbara, Calif., hearing on allegations they were squatting in the guest house of a Montecito home they once owned.
Santa Barbara Senior Deputy District Attorney Lee Carter tells the Associated Press that $50,000 warrants were issued after the couple failed to appear for the arraignment Monday on residential burglary charges.
Originally posted 09/19/2010 01:00PM
Randy Quaid and his wife Evi were arrested Saturday and charged with felony residential burglary after the new owner of a home in Montecito that the Quaids once owned discovered the couple squatting in a guest house on the property.
Santa Barbara Sheriff's deputies were called to the scene Saturday afternoon after being alerted by a representative of the property's owner that someone was living there without permission.
When deputies initially arrived, no one was home. But during a second visit that evening, they found Randy and Evi Quaid, who told authorities they had owned the property since the 1990s, according to the Sheriff's Department Web site.
Originally posted 04/28/2010 04:35PM
The strange legal odyssey of Randy and Evi Quaid came to conclusion Wednesday when a judge dismissed charges against the actor while his wife pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor in their hotel bill-skipping case.
Under terms of the plea deal, hashed out behind closed doors in Santa Barbara Superior Court, both escaped additional jail time – they already served several hours for missing court dates – but Evi must perform 240 hours of community service within a year.
Outside of court, Randy Quaid said the case taught him "you pay your bills when you leave, and I suppose that's something we can work on in the future."
Originally posted 04/28/2010 01:55PM
After being jailed for several hours this week for missing multiple hearings, Randy and Evi Quaid showed up punctually to court Wednesday for their felony case and met privately with the judge and lawyers in chambers.
Randy, 59, and Evi, 46, who are free on $100,000 bail each, are accused of skipping out on a more than $10,000 hotel bill at an exclusive Santa Barbara resort. They are facing three felonies: defrauding an innkeeper, burglary and conspiracy.
Although they have since paid their outstanding bill, prosecutors say a crime was still committed.
Originally posted 04/26/2010 04:25PM
Randy and Evi Quaid pressed their luck with a Santa Barbara, Calif., court – and lost.
The eccentric couple were sent to jail Monday by Superior Court Judge Frank Ochoa for missing multiple hearings in their felony case. They had been wanted as fugitives.
"They came to court this morning hoping that Judge Ochoa would forgive them for not showing up a couple weeks ago, but the judge said they showed disrespect by prior failures to appear and by flashing Randy's Golden Globe award in court the last time around," Santa Barbara District Attorney Arnie Tolks said, referring to the couple bringing to a hearing Randy's best-actor trophy for the 1988 miniseries LBJ: The Early Years. "They both apologized to the court, but the judge obviously didn't take it lightly."
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