I-41 Rest Area

Yesterday a Wisconsin man was sentenced for the brutal rest stop assault of a semi truck driver in 2017.

On Wednesday, August 29, a Dodge Country jury sentenced 25 year old Keenan Brown to eight years in prison after he was found guilty of robbery with use of force and substantial battery earlier this summer.

The charges stem from a September 4, 2017, assault that occurred at a rest area off I-41 near Lomira.

Police were summoned to the rest area after a 55 year old truck driver reported that he had been assaulted by two male suspects — Brown and another man — while he was in a bathroom stall. The truck driver was punched several times in the head before he lost consciousness.

Brown and his accomplice stole $90 and a cellphone.

The truck driver later told police that he believed that he was unconscious for about an hour after the assault. He was treated at a nearby hospital for a broken upper jaw, facial lacerations, and blood on the brain.

The truck driver’s wallet was later found discarded in a ditch by a local resident. Brown’s DNA was found on both the wallet and on the truck driver’s clothing.

Brown’s accomplice isn’t named in court records.

Brown is already serving a prison sentence for a robbery by force in Milwaukee in 2016.

“I am satisfied with the court’s sentence today. Brutal crimes like the one committed by Brown need to be answered with stern sentences. I am grateful for the hard work of the prosecuting assistant DA, and our entire team in the DA’s Office who all helped to achieve a conviction in this difficult case,” said Dodge County District Attorney Kurt Klomberg in a statement.

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