Quaid’s wife attacks cop on van sign

Mrs. Quaid filed a formal complaint against Texas police officer Deputy James Davis, who took her and her movie star husband into custody on Thursday (24Sep09), accusing the cop of conspiring to set the couple up.

The Brokeback Mountain star and his partner each posted $20,000 (£13,300) bail on Thursday night (24Sep09) after they were arrested in rural Marfa over an outstanding $10,000 (£6,660) hotel bill.

A judge had issued a warrant for the couple’s arrest earlier in the day after hotel bosses at the luxury San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, California, claimed the Quaids had left without paying up.

Evi returned to the Presidio County Sheriff’s Office on Friday morning (25Sep09) and verbally abused arresting officer Deputy James Davis in what he has described as a “psychotic episode”.

In a handwritten police statement, obtained by TMZ.com, Evi Quaid alleged Davis has partnered with two men, including the couple’s former business manager Mickey Segal, to extort cash from the Quaids.

She wrote, “I believe James Davis fraudulently organised an arrest of my husband and myself to receive money from Bob Boyett… (from) The Stagehands Union and our former business manager Mickey Segal, who are attempting to acquire our assets illegally by creating false evidence.”

And she didn’t leave her protest there – on Friday afternoon, Evi painted the sign ‘Deputy James Davis takes payments … call & make offers’ on the side of a rented van and drove it up and down the street outside the Marfa police station.

Deputy Davis tells TMZ.com, “She’s entitled to her freedom of speech, but at some point it becomes libel. I’m considering legal action if it continues.”