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Brad Renfro Sent to Jail

February 1, 2002

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) _ A Broward judge sent actor Brad Renfro to jail after he turned himself in for a probation violation.

The star of the 1994 film ``The Client″ appeared in court Thursday after he was charged with driving without a license and public intoxication Jan. 14 near Knoxville, Tenn., his hometown.

Renfro, 19, is serving probation for trying to steal a yacht in August 2000.

Circuit Judge Ronald J. Rothschild ordered Renfro’s arrest.

``The fact that you’re back here accused of a crime is grounds to detain you,″ Rothschild said.

Authorities said Renfro and a friend had tried to steal a 45-foot yacht from Holiday Harbor in Fort Lauderdale. As they motored away, they forgot to untie all the docking lines, which snagged the $175,000 vessel, damaging its stern.

In 1998, the actor was charged with possession of cocaine and marijuana, but avoided jail time with a plea deal.

Renfro’s movie credits include ``Ghost World,″ ``Bully″ and ``Apt Pupil.″

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