Randy Quaid and his wife were arrested as “fugitives from justice” Friday night at the border between Vermont and Canada, apparently attempting to leave Canada days before Quaid’s deportation back to the United States, CNN confirmed.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents detained Randy and his wife, Evi, at the Vermont point of entry in Highgate at about 8 p.m. local time, according to a press release from state police. Agents determined the Quaids were “fugitives from justice” from California, where they are wanted in connection with a felony vandalism case.
Officials subsequently decided to extradite them and they were taken into the custody of state police.
Randy Quaid and Evi were booked into state detention centers and their bails set at $500,000 each.
Randy told a reporter Wednesday that he wants to “move on with my life” and resolve his legal issues.
The Quaids fled to Canada in 2010, according to the Associated Press, claiming persecution following accusations that they were squatting in the guesthouse of a home they once owned in Santa Barbara, California.
Randy was denied permanent residency in Canada in 2012.
He was recently arrested in Canada because officials there reportedly did not believe he would comply with a deportation order, effective Oct. 14.
He was released following a Thursday hearing.
The Santa Barbara senior deputy district attorney told the AP local authorities would seek Randy’s extradition, if he returned to the U.S., to face charges related to the 2010 case – including charges for both Randy and Evi for failing to appear at a November 2010 court hearing while out on bail.
Reps for Quaid could not be reached for comment.
“I love my brother,” Dennis Quaid said when asked about Randy’s legal troubles in 2011. “That’s all I can say. I love my brother and I miss my brother. That’s all I’m going to say.”