Star Wars star Jake Lloyd is suffering from schizophrenia, it has been reported.
According to TMZ, Lloyd was diagnosed with the psychotic disease when he was 19 years old. This was revealed by his mother Lisa while speaking to cops on March 26 concerning an assault she suffered in the hands of her son.
According to the police report, Lisa told cops that Jake had come to her house and yelled at her, accusing her of ruining his life. He then knocked her down and stomped on her four times after she refused to let him in, resulting in her suffering abrasions and bruises on her arm. Lisa did not press charges.
Lisa told TMZ that Lloyd is currently off his meds … and that the family is planning to restart his treatment once he is released from jail. She also insists that her son is not a violent person.
As ENTmania! reported, Lloyd was arrested after leading cops in a wild, high-speed chase that ended when he crashed into a tree. Until now, it was unclear what triggered the whole thing.
A dash cam video footage of the chase has been released by police, which you can watch below.