Randy Quaid and his wife Evi failed to appear in Santa Barbara Superior Court Monday to be arraigned on felony charges for bailing on a $10,000 hotel bill.
The couple had been asked to appear last week but a judge granted an extension for the couple to appear in court by October 26th. The case has now been continued until Thursday.
District Attorney Lee Carter told a judge Monday ” I’m not asking the courts to do this again. If they don’t show up on Thursday, that’s it… They’re on their own.”
A spokesperson for Santa Barbara District Attorney’s office has said that if the Quaids failed to voluntarily appear in court, that extradition proceedings will continue and the couple could eventually be brought back to Santa Barbara by force.
The Quaids face charges that they left the San Ysidro Ranch without paying for their stay. The couple reportedly have settled up with the hotel but still faces felony charges of burglary, defrauding an innkeeper and conspiracy.
A judge issued warrants when the case was brought forward by the Santa Barbara District Attorney’s Office, and the couple were arrested in Marfa, Texas on September 24th. They were released after each posted $20,000 bail.