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Published On: Mon, Jun 22nd, 2015

‘Star Wars’ star Jake Lloyd arrested after South Carolina car chase

A former child actor who starred in the first of the Star Wars movie prequels faces charges after leading South Carolina deputies on a high-speed chase.

Colleton County Sheriff’s deputies Jake Lloyd, 26, who played a young Anakin Skywalker in the 1999 movie Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, Sgt. Kyle Strickland said to the press.

The man gave his name as Jake Broadbent, Strickland said.

Jake Lloyd photo/Nightscream

Jake Lloyd photo/Nightscream

The man’s birth date matched the actors’ listed by movie database IMDB.com and a hometown of Fort Collins, Colorado, where Lloyd was born.

Strickland said the man was charged with reckless driving after reaching speeds of more than 100 miles an hour before crashing into trees off Interstate 95. He remained in jail Sunday.

Lloyd said in a 2012 interview that the role he performed when he was 10 years old made his youth hellish because he was bullied by other children.

In 2012, Lloyd spoke with The Dispatch at the Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, detailing his future plans – check out that coverage here

 

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- Catherine "Kaye" Wonderhouse, a proud descendant of the Wunderhaus family is the Colorado Correspondent who will add more coverage, interviews and reports from this midwest area.

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