'Star Wars' child star nabbed after police chase in South Carolina once lived in Indiana


By: Associated Press

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.”

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.