The actor is best known for playing Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. He was arrested and charged with reckless driving and resisting arrest
Jake Lloyd, a former child star who played Anakin Skywalker in “Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, was arrested on Wednesday afternoon after a high-speed car chase in South California.
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A police spokesperson confirmed the news on Sunday that a 26 year-old man was arrested by the Colleton County Sheriff deputies earlier this week. The man was later identified as the child actor of the 1999’s Star Wars film.
“On Wednesday afternoon, around 1:30 p.m., we received a call from the Charleston County office…we were told a car had crossed over county lines into our county, Colleton County. The car was speeding and passed over double yellow lines. We were able to find the car that matched the description and the chase ensued.” Police spokesperson told E! News.
Lloyd was going well over 100 miles per hour and continued to ran away despite warning lights were used by the police as signal to stop the car. He was driving off road and into a wooded area and has crashed through several small trees before he eventually stopped and an arrest was made. Police reported that the chase went on for about 20 minutes or so.
“He resisted arrest and once handcuffed, we had trouble getting information out of him.” Spokesperson said. He told his name Jack Broadbent, whose birth date was matched with the actor’s database and it was found that the man is indeed Jack Lloyd who played Anakin in Star Wars
Lloyd was reportedly charged with reckless driving, driving without a license, failing to stop the car and for resisting arrest. He remained at the jail through Sunday. His bail is set at $10,000.
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Jack Lloyd is mostly known for his roles as a child actor especially for playing Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. He also appeared in 1996 film “Jingle All the Way” as the son of Arnold Schwarzenegger. “Madison” was his last film which completed post production in 2001 but released in 2005.