Milwaukee Man Found Guilty For His Role In Wayside Attack In Lomira

(Lomira) A Milwaukee man charged for his role in assaulting and robbing a truck driver at a wayside in Lomira was found guilty Thursday. It took a jury a little over an hour to convict Keenan Brown of two felony counts of Robbery with the Use of Force and Substantial Battery. In September of 2017 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 canine tooth. Authorities sent the victim’s clothing in for testing which 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 further confirmed his involvement. District Attorney Kurt Klomberg commended prosecuting attorney James Sempf for his hard and diligent work. Klomberg says he intends to see the defendant remain in prison for a long time where he cannot hurt other members of the public. Brown is currently in prison for a 2016 robbery and will not be released until 2021. With his conviction in Dodge County Brown could potentially lengthen his sentence by more than 20 years. A pre-sentencing investigation was ordered and a sentencing hearing will be set at a later date.