03:37 PM EDT 12/22/2014
Originally posted 04/17/2010 11:45AM
Randy and Evi Quaid have run out of chances.
After skipping two court dates this week for felony charges in Santa Barbara, Calif., they went on the lam again and are wanted by the state of California as fugitives.
"If they're picked up in California, they will be put in jail," Santa Barbara Senior Deputy District Attorney Lee Carter tells PEOPLE. "They cannot be released on bail until they come back here and a judge [agrees to] set bail for them."
The Quaids have missed several court dates since they were first charged with defrauding an innkeeper after allegedly skipping out on a $10,000 luxury hotel bill last June.
Originally posted 12/22/2009 05:45PM
After missing a string of court dates, Randy Quaid and his wife, Evi, finally appeared before a Santa Barbara Superior Court judge Tuesday, pleading not guilty to felony charges stemming from a dispute over a hotel bill.
Randy Quaid, wearing a tie and a dark pinstriped suit and sporting a long, bushy Santa Clause-like beard, arrived with his wife early for their scheduled 10:30 a.m. appearance and spoke only to enter their pleas.
The couple, who are accused of charges of burglary, defrauding an innkeeper and conspiracy, were ordered back to court March 1 for a preliminary hearing.
"A lot of things can happen between now and then," Santa Barbara Detective Rod Forney, who worked on the case, tells PEOPLE. "It could be dropped to a misdemeanor or there could be some kind of plea."
Originally posted 12/15/2009 02:55PM
When they posted bond last month, it looked like Randy Quaid and his wife, Evi, would finally make it to a Santa Barbara courthouse to face felony charges related to allegedly skipping out on a $10,000 luxury hotel bill.
But their Dec. 15 court date came and went Tuesday with no sign of the quirky couple. When it became clear the Quaids weren't going to make it, the judge set new bail at $40,000 each and ordered arrest warrants to be issued.
The new bail requirement is on top of the $40,000 bond the Quaids posted last month, which they've now forfeited by not attending court.
Originally posted 11/08/2009 01:50PM
A towering Texan with an easy smile and some 68 movies under his belt, Randy Quaid has been known over the years as an affable character actor. On the Austin, Texas, set of his most recent film, Balls Out: The Gary Houseman Story, Quaid charmed his castmates.
"He's a really nice guy and insanely funny," says actor Allen Evangelista, who recalls how Quaid spent his downtime tossing tennis balls to his costars. "Everyone was just trying not to laugh when he would improvise. He's really down to earth … just a cool guy to work with."
That image is a far cry from what the actor – who even brought charm to the National Lampoon's Vacation series' repulsive character, Cousin Eddie – is known for these days. Quaid, 58, and his wife Evi, 45, were arrested in Marfa, Texas, on Sept. 24 for allegedly running out on a $10,000 hotel bill at the exclusive San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, Calif., last June.
Originally posted 11/05/2009 10:15PM
After missing four court dates, Randy Quaid and his wife, Evi, have finally posted bond for felony charges of skipping out on a $10,000 luxury hotel bill, PEOPLE has learned.
The Quaids' arraignment on charges of burglary, defrauding an innkeeper and conspiracy has been set for Dec. 15.
"They have posted bond," Santa Barbara Senior Deputy District Attorney Lee Carter tells PEOPLE. If they don't show up to court, "a bounty hunter will go and get them," Carter says.
Their bail was set at $20,000 each.
Originally posted 10/26/2009 03:50PM
After missing a court date in Santa Barbara last week, Randy Quaid and his wife, Evi, indicated through their attorney that they'd be in court Monday afternoon to be arraigned on felony charges. But with hours to go before they were due to appear, their new attorney said they would not be there – and would instead show up later in the week, according to Senior Deputy District Attorney Lee Carter.
"I hope they show up in court later this week," Carter tells PEOPLE. "I'm proceeding with the extradition. I'm not holding my breath for them."
The pair were arrested in Marfa, Texas, on Sept. 24 after allegedly running out on a $10,000 hotel bill at the exclusive San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, Calif., last summer. A felony warrant for burglary, defrauding an innkeeper and conspiracy is outstanding for the couple.
Originally posted 09/24/2009 06:30PM
Randy Quaid and his wife, Evi, have been arrested in Texas in connection with charges of stiffing an upscale Santa Barbara, Calif., hotel for more than $10,000, police tell PEOPLE.
The Houston native and his wife were arrested in rural Marfa Thursday afternoon, and were in custody awaiting arraignment, according to Gracie Parras, an administrator for the Presidio County Sheriff's Department. "All I can tell you is they're waiting to see the judge," says Parras.
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