FORCE WASN'T WITH HIM: Actor Jake Lloyd's mugshot after he was apprehended by South Carolina police after a car chase on June 17 2015. Image:Mugshot.com
MIAMI, Florida - The actor who played Anakin Skywalker as a child in the 1999 "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace" was arrested in South Carolina on Monday (June 22) after leading police on a high-speed car chase last week.
Jake Lloyd, now 26, was charged with failing to stop and resisting arrest after Wednesday's (June 17) incident in Colleton County, South Carolina, the county sheriff's office said. He was being held pending a bond hearing.
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Lloyd is best known for his role as a young Anakin Skywalker in the prequel that traces the origins of Darth Vader, the feared villain of the beloved "Star Wars" series.
Lloyd, who most recently appeared in the 2005 movie "Madison", has complained in interviews of being tormented by bullies in school over his childhood "Star Wars" fame.
Sergeant Kyle Strickland of the Colleton County sheriff's office said: (Lloyd) "didn't appear to be on drugs or intoxicated" but he ignored police orders to pull over and instead accelerated, leading police on a wild ride before crashing in a wooded area several kilometres down the road."