Randy and Evi Quaid Arrested, Released in Marfa

Randy and Evi Quaid Arrested, Released in Marfa

UPDATE V:Evi Quaid has painted a sign accusing Deputy James Davis of accepting bribes.

Marfa was electric with a sort of carnival atmosphere due to the national attention that the Quaids have brought. I spoke to the very pleasant woman at the Sheriff’s Department. Oddly enough, because she was at work, she was keeping up with the hubbub by reading TMZ.com. The phone was ringing off the hook with press inquiries.

Rumors are swirling around: Deputy Davis is suing for libel, Randy Quaid has left town, Evi stormed into the City Hall, etc. There is little actual news, but camera crews scour the streets in pairs. People at the local bar were planning t-shirts to commemorate the occasion: QUAID RAID 2009.

UPDATE IV: Deputy James Davis of Presidio County Sheriff’s Office in Marfa, Texas tells TMZ Evi [Quaid] showed up at the station just moments ago screaming at him, accusing him of being “a crooked, corrupt cop” who concocted “a plot against her and her husband.” Click here to read the rest of the article at TMZ.com.

UPDATE III: Courtesy of TMZ.com, handwritten statement by Randy and Evi and copy of cashier’s check to San Isidro B and B:

Call me crazy, but I am starting to feel sympathy for these two. At least they have the class to thank the policemen of the Sheriff’s department. Also, wouldn’t you resort to a civil suit or a bill collector before you had someone arrested?

Randy and Evi Quaid

Randy and Evi Quaid

UPDATE II: “Actor Randy Quaid and his wife have been released from a West Texas jail after their arrest for allegedly skipping out on a $10,000 California hotel bill.” Click here to read the entire article.

UPDATE: USA Today reports: ” Actor Randy Quaid and his wife have been arrested in west Texas for allegedly skipping out on a $10,000 hotel bill in Santa Barbara County. Presidio County Sheriff’s officials said Thursday that Quaid and his wife Evi are in custody in the town of Marfa but the department isn’t releasing other details. ” Click here to read the article in USA Today.
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10 thoughts on “Randy and Evi Quaid Arrested, Released in Marfa

  1. arosietoes

    this just seems like another mess that randy is picking up after evie. she is such an incompetent person. i think they moved to marfa to try and keep her out of the spot light. good luck!

  2. Gay Studebaker

    Oh, Please, this exactly the kind of stuff Marfa has been begging for. I bet the semi-locals at Maia’s are jockeying for position nightly to see if they can get a table close enough to the Quaids so they can say they are now close personal friends. Blah, blah, blah about atrocious buildings in Marfa. What about posers who take over a tiny town and raise the cost of living til old ladies with no income can only afford to eat cat food for dinner and are evicted over artificially skyrocketing property taxes? Now there’s a real atrocity. Oops, my bad, dressing down posers in Marfa for being superficial is like upbraiding a fish for having gills. Apologies.

  3. MarfaHype

    Gay, you do not have to apologize at all! Too funny if not a little sad…nailed it on the head! Yes, I’m sure the Quaids will be getting soft shoulder hugs / air kisses from all the poser / schmoozer types. So many locals are tired of the Quaid antics. BTW to arositoes the Quaids probably came to Marfa due to the spotlight that has been put upon Marfa in recent years…..the town just draws these types now…ugh!

  4. RandyQuaidFan

    You losers need to get a life… why are you so concerned about this? They have the receipt that shows they paid the people… you just like to tear down people who are more talented and famous than you because you are jealous!

    Would you be happy if there were no famous people in Marfa? If the stupid Sheriff and his idiot deputies manhandle every star who comes by, that just might be the case.

  5. arosietoes

    I think that Mr. Quaid is very polite and sweet gentlemen. HOWEVER, when I would wait on their table Evi, was always a problem. She is rude and entitled. I have spoke to lots of people that work in Marfa, who have experienced the same. If she was ever talented, she isnt anymore. I think she is washed up and annoying. I feel bad for Randy.

  6. MarfaHype

    To RandyQuaidFan according to reports the hotel bill was for around $10,000 and according to the document posted they only paid around 5,500. There is no jealousy here. Local Marfans are tired of the hipness that has a certain snob factor about it and the fact you can get away with whatever because you are rich and know so and so shouldn’t fly here. Famous people /more talented people in Marfa are cool as long as they are laid back and try to fit in….the Quaids just seem to want to show off. Face it, Marfa is a small town and whatever you can get away with in Hollywood one doesn’t / shouldn’t get away with in Marfa.

  7. Mercer Black

    In addition to what MarfaHype directed at RandyQuaidFan, if you’re REALLY paying attention, you’ll note that the infraction for which the warrant was issued occurred on August 20, 2009. The cashier’s check for PARTIAL PAYMENT was cut on September 22, 2009.

    Hey, guess what? That happens to be the day the warrant was issued!

    In short, they made no attempt to pay until charges were filed. And for that, they were arrested.

    With all this said, I’m a Randy and Evi fan and I hope they clear up this mess and go on with their lives in Marfa. As far as I’m concerned, you guys are welcome to be my neighbors. I find you quite entertaining.

  8. MarfaHype

    Mercer Black if they are this way about a bill in California how do you know what neighbors they may be like……you may find down the road they take advantage of you in a similiar way….”entertaining” has nothing to do with being an honest person. I’ve always agreed about giving people second chances, but in Marfa I’ve just been burned a second time….it just looks like more of the same down the road from these people. I don’t think I’d trust them much less applaud their antics in town.

  9. Th3 R3alist

    This is just a distraction from Obama’s plot to socialize another third of the American economy. Wake up West TExas! You should be picking up arms to fight off Federal Agents!

    Why should we worry about these douchebag insane movie stars? Sure, he was funny in Christmas Vacation (I liked the scene where the cat got electrocuted), but a thief is a thief. IN Saudi Arabia they would cut off his hands!