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Former child star Jake Lloyd has been arrested after a high-speed chase in South Carolina.

Jake Lloyd, 26, starred in 1999’s Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, paying a young Anakin Skywalker.

He faces charges after failing to stop for police in South Carolina.

A former talent agent confirmed to Colleton County Sheriff’s deputy Sgt. Kyle Strickland that the man was Jake Lloyd.

The man gave his name as Jake Broadbent, a resident of Colorado.Jake Lloyd arrested 2015

He was charged with failing to stop for officers and reckless driving after hitting speeds of more than 100mph.

Deputies in coastal Charleston County initially tried to stop the car early on Wednesday afternoon, but stopped chasing after the man drove into neighboring Colleton County.

The chase lasted for more than 25 miles before Jake Lloyd drove off a highway, ploughed through a fence and continued speeding along another local road.

That road ended at a dead end but the car kept going into a wooded area before it hit several small trees and stopped.

The man hadn’t posted bail and remained in jail on Sunday evening, June 21, said Sgt. Kyle Strickland.

Jake 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.

His last acting credit was in Madison, which was filmed in 2000 but released in 2005.

Before his appearance in Star Wars, Jake Lloyd appeared in several episodes of ER.


The famous Star Wars film set in the Tunisian desert is about to be buried by migrating sand dunes.

The buildings of the fictional city Mos Espa featured in The Phantom Menace, “Episode I” of the Jedi saga.

Sited on the planet Tatooine, this was the home of the young Anakin Skywalker, later to become Darth Vader.

Scientists have used the dwellings as a fixed geographic reference to measure the migration of giant wind-blown crescent-shaped dunes, or barchans.

The famous Star Wars film set in the Tunisian desert is about to be buried by migrating sand dunes

The famous Star Wars film set in the Tunisian desert is about to be buried by migrating sand dunes

Homes are rarely built in dune fields, and this study illustrates why. It shows dune movements on Earth are 10 times faster than barchans on Mars.

Wind-blown sand can build huge mounds in arid deserts, with sand grains pushed up the shallow rear slope before falling down the steep front slope in the lee of the wind. With steady prevailing winds, the dune shape reflects the wind direction and can develop crescent “wings” pointing downwind.

Individual crescent-shaped barchans are seen on other planets as well as on Earth, and have been imaged on the surface of Mars as well as on Titan, the largest moon of Saturn.

Ralph Lorenz, from Johns Hopkins University, US, together with Jason Barnes, of Brigham Young University, and Nabil Gasmi, of the University of Sousse, Tunisia, visited the Mos Espa site in 2009, and noted that part of a nearby set used in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope had already been overrun.

Using satellite images of the site, they were able to determine the speed of dune movement, which is approaching the buildings once inhabited by such luminaries as Anakin, his slave owner Watto, and rival podracer Sebulba.

Moving at around 15m a year, the front edge of the barchan appears to have made contact with some of the Mos Espa buildings earlier this year, and is encroaching on Qui-Gon’s Alley.

The barchan will likely continue on its journey past the city site, which in due course will re-emerge from the sand, but it is anticipated that it will not remain unscathed.