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Deputy hit while arresting Walmart shoplift suspect

Trent Skeene, provided by Clermont County Sheriff. Trent Skeene, provided by Clermont County Sheriff.
William Brewer (Clermont County Sheriff's Office) William Brewer (Clermont County Sheriff's Office)
PIERCE TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) -

A Clermont County deputy was hit by a car while arresting a Walmart shoplifting suspect Monday night.

Deputy William Brewer stopped a vehicle in front of Walmart on State Route and ordered the shoplifting suspect to exit the car, according to a release from the sheriff’s office.

The suspect, identified as Trent A. Skeenee, resisted arrest and struggled to the ground with Deputy Brewer.

Brewer was then struck by a car driving 30 mph, officials said.

Skeene, 18, fled on foot with handcuffs still on his arm. The injured deputy was able to call emergency medical services.

“Central Joint EMS units transported Deputy Brewer to Anderson Mercy Hospital where he is listed in stable condition.  Reports indicate his injuries were not life-threatening,” a department release states.

Charges against the 16-year-old female driver have not been filed. She stayed at the scene and was cooperative, OSP troopers report. Impairment is not believed to be a factor.

Officials tracked down and arrested Skeen Tuesday morning at a Bethel-New Richmond Road home, according to police.

He’s charged with resisting arrest and is currently incarcerated in the Clermont County Jail.  

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