Randy Quaid and wife dismissed from charges

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2015 file photo provided by the Vermont State Police, actor Randy Quaid stands in the Vermont State Police barracks in St. Albans, Vt. In a hearing Monday, Oct. 12, 2015 in St. Albans, Quaid was ordered held on $500,000 bail on charges that he skipped out of the country five years ago after being charged with vandalism in California. Quaid and his wife Evi Quaid were detained at the Canadian border Friday night while trying to re-enter the United States after Canadian officials granted Evi Quaid citizenship but denied Randy Quaid permanent residence and said he would be deported. Evi Quaid was in court Monday in Burlington, where she also was ordered held on $500,000 bail. (Vermont State Police via AP, File)

VERMONT (NEWS10) – Actor Randy Quaid and his wife are out of a Vermont jail this afternoon after trying to get into Canada.

The judge decided to let the couple go on Thursday. The Quaid’s were facing a fugitive from justice charge in Vermont, after trying to cross the border from Canada last week. The pair has been wanted in California since 2010 on vandalism, trespass and failure to appear charges.

In court Thursday, Judge Alison Arms said she did not have enough evidence to support the vandalism and trespass charges, but did find probable cause for failure to appear.

“This is Vermont. This is why we crossed the border into Vermont because I knew Vermont would see the truth,” said the Quaid’s.

The Quaid’s cannot be extradited from Vermont, but if they enter another state, the whole process could start over.

Randy Quaid was an Oscar nominee for his supporting role in the 1973 movie “The Last Detail.” He’s also known for his roles in “Independence Day” and “National Lampoon: Vacation.”

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