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Clermont Co. man pleads guilty to assault of police officer, robbery in Walmart incident

Trent Skeene (Clermont Co. Sheriff's Office) Trent Skeene (Clermont Co. Sheriff's Office)
William Brewer (Photo: Clermont Co. Sheriff's Office) William Brewer (Photo: Clermont Co. Sheriff's Office)
AMELIA, OH (FOX19) -

A Clermont County man pleaded guilty to robbery and assault on a police officer charges stemming from a December incident at the Walmart in Amelia.

In December, Trent Austin Skeene, 19, allegedly attempted to steal a big screen TV from the Walmart located on 1815 E. Ohio Pike, according to Clermont County Prosecutor Vince Faris.

Skeene, of New Richmond, was stopped by a loss prevention officer after allegedly not paying for the TV before he tried to leave the store. Faris said a physical confrontation took place between the loss prevention officer and Skeene. Skeene elbowed the officer and fled the scene. 

Deputy William Brewer immediately stopped Skeene's vehicle outside the the Walmart parking lot. When trying to arrest the Skeene, the suspect became physical with Brewer and the confrontation went into the roadway. 

Deputy Brewer was struck by an oncoming vehicle and Skeene fled the scene, according to officials. Skeene was arrested hours later by the Clermont County Sheriff's Office.

Brewer was transported to the hospital for treatment, but is now back to full duty. 

Skeene faces up to 26 years in prison and will be sentenced on June 6.

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