Jermaine Cousins, 30, was one of two people suspected of stealing $2,000 worth of clothes and household goods Sept. 25 from the Mentor mall. When a guard tried to stop them, the two suspects got into a 2008 Lexus, witnesses said. Then the suspects hit the guard with their car. The guard — a 21-year-old Euclid resident — was knocked onto the car’s roof but was not seriously injured.
Cousins pleaded guilty Monday in Lake County Common Pleas Court to aggravated robbery and felonious assault.
Cousins faces up to 18 years in prison when he is sentenced July 12 by Judge Richard L. Collins Jr.
Prior to the hit-and-run, Cousins already had warrants for his arrest in Shaker Heights and Lyndhurst, and from the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office.