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Man named Luke Sky Walker arrested; actor Mark Hamill reacts

UPDATE: Star Wars star Mark Hamill has responded to WJHL's story about the arrest of a 21-year-old man named Luke Sky Walker. 

Hamill is known for his role as 'Luke Skywalker' in the Star Wars saga.

Friday, we reported that Elizabethton Police arrested Luke Sky Walker of Johnson City for violation of probation. The story quickly went viral.  

The actor gave his thoughts on the arrest on Twitter. 

"The real crime here is Mr. & Mrs. Walker saddling this poor guy with that name in the first place," Hamill wrote on Twitter, followed by the hashtags #MisbegottenMoniker and #AlsoTooShortForAStormtrooper. 

 


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ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL) - The Force was not on Luke Sky Walker's side when he was arrested by police this week. 

According to Elizabethton Police, Walker was arrested Thursday for violation of probation. 

Court records show the 21-year-old from Johnson City was on probation in connection to a felony theft charge. 

Walker was arrested at the Probation and Parole Office and taken to the Carter County Detention Center. 

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