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Authorities Jail, Release Randy Quaid and Wife

Tuesday, 27 Apr 2010 07:11 AM

Randy and Evi Quaid were briefly jailed Monday after showing up to court two weeks late for a criminal case, authorities said.

The actor and his wife were released after posting $100,000 bail each and were told to return for a court hearing on Wednesday, the Santa Barbara Sheriff's Department said in a news release.

The couple have repeatedly failed to show up for hearings in a felony case alleging they defrauded an inn out of more than $10,000. They also have been charged with burglary and conspiracy and have pleaded not guilty.

Photos taken Monday by the Santa Barbara News-Press showed the handcuffed couple smiling as they were escorted by deputies. The Quaids spent less than four hours in custody.

Their attorney, Robert Sanger, has said the money has been repaid and the Quaids hope to resolve the case without a trial. Sanger on Monday declined to comment on the case or say why the couple didn't appear as scheduled earlier this month.

A judge ordered the couple's $40,000 bail forfeited after they missed a hearing on April 12. Arrest warrants were issued after the Quaids failed to show up the following day as well.

Randy Quaid is best known for supporting roles in films such as "Independence Day" and "National Lampoon's Vacation." He is the older brother of actor Dennis Quaid.

The case has been ongoing since September. A criminal complaint alleges the couple used an invalid credit card to defraud the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito of more than $10,000.

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