Jake Lloyd, known for playing young Anakin Skywalker Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace and Jamie Langston in Jingle All the Way, has been moved from a jail cell to a psychiatric facility as part of his treatment for schizophrenia.
The 27-year-old Lloyd, also known as Jake Broadbent, was arrested in June 2015 after allegedly leading South Carolina police on a high-speed chase and charged with failure to stop for a blue light and resisting arrest, police said.
Broadbent has remained in jail since last June, According to TMZ.
His mother told TMZ that authorities recently decided that Broadbent “needed help more than punishment, because he suffers from schizophrenia.”
Broadbent’s mother says she can already see an improvement in her son’s personality since he moved to the psychiatric hospital.
Broadbent said in 2012 that the Star Wars film made his childhood difficult and was the reason he gave up acting.
“Other children were really mean to me,” he said. “They would make the sound of the light saber every time they saw me. It was totally mad. … My entire school life was really a living hell.”