Arrest warrant dropped for Quaids in hotel case

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Posted: Nov 10, 2009 3:28 PM

An arrest warrant has been dropped for actor Randy Quaid and his wife, Evi, who are accused of stiffing a Santa Barbara County hotel on a $10,000 bill.

Prosecutor Lee Carter says the warrant was recalled after the Quaids posted bail of $20,000 each last week.

The Quaids' attorney, Robert Sanger, says the bill has been paid and he hopes to talk with prosecutors about resolving the case.

The warrant was issued after the Quaids failed to show up for three court appearances.

They were arrested on Sept. 24 in West Texas. Authorities plan to extradite them to California, where they're accused of using an invalid credit card to defraud San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito.

Arraignment is set for Dec. 15.

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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) _ An arrest warrant has been dropped for actor Randy Quaid and his wife after they were accused of stiffing a California hotel on a $10,000 bill.

Prosecutor Lee Carter says the warrant was recalled after the Quaids posted bail of $20,000 each last week.

The warrant was issued after the Quaids failed to show up for three court appearances last month. They were arrested on Sept. 24 in Texas. Authorities plan to extradite them to California, where they're accused of using an invalid credit card in June to defraud the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito.

They must appear for arraignment in Santa Barbara on Dec. 15.

A call to an attorney believed to be representing the Quaids was not immediately returned Tuesday.

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Information from: Santa Maria Times