Randy Quaid and Evi Quaid are being held in Vermont for fugitive charges.


The Quaids fled the country in 2010 after they were charged with vandalism in Santa Barbara, Calif. They had been found squatting in the guesthouse of a home they once owned. The couple allegedly caused over $5,000 in damage to the guesthouse, and after being charged, missed several, scheduled court appointments.

The couple tried to re-enter the country from Canada after being told by officials that they would be deported, but were detained at the border on Friday night.

Evi had been granted Canadian citizenship, but the Randy was denied citizenship in 2012.


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The two were arraigned in separate courts in Vermont on Monday. The Oscar-nominated actor did not enter a plea and will have to appear in court again in three days, while Evi pleaded not guilty. Their bail was set to $500,000, although Randy unsuccessfully tried to negotiate a lower bail for them. After Monday’s arraignments the court moved Evi’s case over to the same county as Randy’s so they could appear in court together in the future.

The couple may be facing extradition.

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