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Randy and Evi Quaid

Arrested After Struggle

9/24/2009 6:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Randy Quaid and his wife Evi were just arrested in Marfa, Texas, TMZ has learned.


Law enforcement sources tell us they were picked up by Presidio County Sheriff's deputies. We're told there was a struggle and deputies had to wrestle Evi to the ground as she screamed loudly.

Felony arrest warrants had been issued for the Quaids in Santa Barbara, CA for burglary, defrauding an innkeeper and conspiracy. They're accused of stiffing the San Ysidro Ranch near Santa Barbara out of thousands of bucks.

UPDATE: Presidio County Sheriff's deputies tell us Randy assaulted them both physically and verbally and resisted arrest, but they will not file charges. We're also told the Sheriff's Office is in touch with officials in Santa Barbara County, who want Randy and Evi extradited.

UPDATE: We're told it was Evi who verbally and physically assaulted the officer -- she was eventually wrestled onto the hood of the cop car.

Story developing...

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46.

Darrelacity    

Go to http://darrelacity.webs.com/ because it's awesome.

1763 days ago
47.

GG    

What a couple of LOSERS. Maybe they need to make the talk show rounds to explain this.

1763 days ago
48.

EGGO    

When you resist arrest where I live, the cops usually shoot you. I know Texas is a tough state..oh...thats right, they are white (never mind).

1763 days ago
49.

J C    

Gotta love the Prius ride.
At least they're not leaving a CARBON FOOTPRINT!
(That's a joke for the Sherlock Holmes fans out there)

1763 days ago
50.

The Saint    

That picture of Randy makes him look like Boy George's disapproving dad.

1763 days ago
51.

wendoxia    

marfa texas was the site of the location for the last picture show, that made quaid famous.. so strange

1763 days ago
52.

Peter R    

I'd much rather be in the Alpine, TX jail, it's much hipper.

1763 days ago
53.

lena    

Evi has long been rumored to be really strange. maybe the strangeness didn't age well.

1763 days ago
54.

Not A Fan    

Do a little research on California extradition. They won't because they're broke! Ridiculous story. California needs to stop entering their warrants in the national system and quit wasting people's time.

1763 days ago
55.

homie1kanobe    

This ain't nothin' but Texas Braggin' Rights yee haa,God Bless General Sam Houston The Eyes of Texas Are Upon You

1763 days ago
56.

Kim    

Well, this is embarrassing.

1763 days ago
57.

Mr. Mistofoles    

This couple is completely out of control and need help. Its not acceptable that the police didn't hold them ... Randy Quaid was kicked out of the actors theatre union last year after assaulting a number of castmates in a play he was in (and later his wife beat up a 76 year old staffer at the Actor's Equity Office ... http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/entertainment/2004172263_webquaid08.html) and also recently had a restraining order put on them by a private detective they hired who alleges they have serious drug issues ... http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2009/09/exclusive-private-investigator-files-restraining-order-against-randy-quaid-and

1763 days ago
58.

UGGGGHHH    

THEY BOTH NEED ANGER MANAGEMENT. KEEP THEM IN JAIL WHERE THEY BELONG.

1763 days ago
59.

Ziggy    

Evi looks creepy and deranged. It's no surprise her head didn't start spinning around 360 degrees with green vomit flying out her mouth.

Rest assured if they were latino or black, they'd be rotting in jail right now. Texas justice is color blind.

California can forget about getting paid. Obviously they spent all their money on Evi's meds and Randy's booze.

1763 days ago
60.

russell    

"Evi had nothing do with this, this was all my ideal"....Eddie

1763 days ago
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