HIGHGATE, Vt. — American actor Randy Quaid was taken into custody Friday night while trying to cross into the United States from Canada, Vermont State Police said.

The “Independence Day” actor was detained by troopers at the Highgate Springs port of entry days after Canadian officials said he would be deported. Quaid is wanted in Santa Barbara, California, to face felony vandalism charges filed in 2010 after he and his wife, Evi, were found in a guesthouse of a home they previously owned.

The pair skipped several court appearances and went to Canada, where Evi Quaid was granted citizenship. Randy Quaid’s bid to gain permanent residency was denied.

The 65-year-old actor said in an interview from a detention center in Laval, Quebec, on Wednesday that he would like to resolve his legal issues in California and “move on with my life.”

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents detained the Quaids at the Vermont port of entry about 8 p.m. Friday after determining they were fugitives from justice and subject to extradition, state police said. They were taken into custody, and a judge set bail at $500,000 each. They are expected to be arraigned in Vermont on Monday.