Lomira Wayside Robbery Suspect Has Jury Trail Scheduled

(Lomira) A three-day jury trial was added to the calendar Monday for a Milwaukee man who is charged in connection with the assault and robbery of a truck driver at a wayside in Lomira. Keenan Brown is facing two felony charges of Robbery with Use of Force and Substantial Battery. Last September, an out-of-state truck driver stopped at the rest area on southbound 41 and was attacked by two individuals who left with the victim’s wallet, cell phone and roughly $90 dollars in loose change. The truck driver suffered a fractured jaw, brain hemorrhaging, head lacerations and the loss of a tooth. Authorities sent the victim’s clothing in for testing which allegedly came back positive with DNA from Brown. The 24-year-old, who was on parole at the time for robbery with the use of force in Milwaukee, denied any involvement in the wayside attack. Brown did provide buccal swabs for additional DNA testing which reportedly further confirmed his involvement. If convicted, Brown faces up to 18-and-a-half years in prison. The trial is scheduled to begin February 26.