Wanted Fugitives: Randy Quaid and Wife Skip Out on Court Again
Randy Quaid and his wife were no shows again. They are wanted fugitives for failing to appear in court.
The couple skipped out on a court appearance in Santa Barbara and is wanted by authorities, the Associated Press reports.
The Quaids are fugitives for a second time in the case defrauding an innkeeper, as previously discussed.
The couple was arrested in September after being accused of using an invalid credit card to defraud an innkeeper at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito of more than $10,000.
The couple is accused of fraud charges, burglary, and conspiracy.
The Quaids' attorney, Robert Sanger, said the couple repaid the bill and hoped to resolve the case.
The couple has maintained the hotel incident was simply a misunderstanding.
They pleaded not guilty of felony charges of defrauding an inn keeper in December and were released on $40,000 bail, as previously discussed.
The Quaids have skipped five voluntary court appearances.
Since then, Randy and Evi Quaid have had arrests warrants issued, had them quashed, and now have more warrants issued for their arrest.
The $40,000 bail the couple put up back in December will also be forfeited.
The district attorney's office says they don't know why the couple didn't show up when their case was called again.
Quaid and his wife are now wanted fugitives.
A "fugitive felon" is defined as someone who is fleeing to avoid prosecution for a felony, or to avoid custody or confinement after conviction for a felony.
Randy Quaid is the brother of actor Dennis Quaid, and a former cast member on "Saturday Night Live." His big-screen credits include the "National Lampoon's Vacation"and "Brokeback Mountain."
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