Randy Quaid and his wife Evi were released from a Vermont jail on Thursday

By Tara Fowler
Updated October 16, 2015 09:10 AM
Credit: Courtesy Vermont State Police

Randy Quaid is grateful to have finally been released from jail after being detained in Vermont on charges of being a fugitive from justice in California.

“It’s a very big relief to have been vindicated,” he told Good Morning America, adding: “It was like finally somebody understands our situation.”

Quaid and his wife Evi were released from jail in Vermont on Thursday after a judge ruled that there was no legal reason for the couple’s continued incarceration.

The pair were detained at the border between Vermont and Canada on Oct. 9, apparently attempting to leave Canada days before Quaid’s deportation back to the United States.

The Quaids fled to Canada in 2010, claiming persecution following accusations that they were squatting in the guesthouse of a home they once owned in Santa Barbara, California.

While speaking with GMA, Quaid insisted that he and his wife own the home in question. “This is just a property dispute,” Quaid said.

He went on to say that he hopes to return to acting now that he’s been released from jail. “I’d just like to thank everyone for all their nice thoughts and support, and I hope you’ll see me real soon out there on the big screen or the small screen or Netflix,” he said.