‘Star Wars’ star nabbed after police chase from C. Indiana

This Wednesday, June 17, 2015 law enforcement booking photo provided by the Colleton County, S.C., Sheriff's Office shows former "Star Wars" actor Jake Lloyd, who was booked as Jake Broadbent, after he allegedly lead deputies on a chase hitting speeds over 100 mph Wednesday at the Colleton County Detention Center, in Walterboro, S.C. Colleton County, South Carolina, Sheriff's Sgt. (Colleton County Sheriff's Office via AP)

WALTERBORO, S.C. (AP) — A former “Star Wars” movie sequel child actor who faces charges after leading South Carolina deputies on a chase hitting speeds over 100 mph spent part of his childhood in central Indiana.

The Indianapolis Star reports Jake Lloyd graduated from Carmel High School in suburban Indianapolis.

Colleton County, South Carolina, Sheriff’s Sgt. Kyle Strickland said Sunday that deputies on Wednesday arrested a 26-year-old man they confirmed through a former talent agent was Jake Lloyd. He played young Anakin Skywalker in the 1999 movie “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.”

In this May 13, 1999, file photo, actor Jake Lloyd; who portrays young Anakin Skywalker in the film "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace;" plays a game during the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)
In this May 13, 1999, file photo, actor Jake Lloyd; who portrays young Anakin Skywalker in the film “Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace;” plays a game during the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)

Strickland said the man gave his name as Jake Broadbent. He has a birthdate that matched the actor’s listed by a movie database and a hometown of Fort Collins, Colorado, where Lloyd was born.

Lloyd remained in jail Sunday.

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