Trial Begins For Milwaukee Man Charged In Connection To Wayside Attack In Lomira

(Lomira) A three-day jury trial began Wednesday 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. Following jury selection, opening arguments were made and witnesses where called including Dodge County Sheriff’s Detective Andrew Rolfs to testify about the incident that occurred 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 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.