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Actor Randy Quaid and his wife are arrested

September 24, 2009 |  5:36 pm

After allegedly skipping out on a Santa Barbara hotel bill earlier this month, actor Randy Quaid and his wife, Evi, were arrested Thursday near Marfa, Texas.

Hours earlier, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department had obtained a warrant for their arrest, accusing them of running up a tab of more than $10,000 at an unidentified hotel.

Department spokesman Drew Sugars said Evi Quaid apparently put up a struggle during the arrest but "was quickly restrained.'

It was not clear whether the couple would be extradited to Santa Barbara, Sugars said.

—Steve Chawkins