Munhall man indicted for assaulting agent
A 61-year-old Munhall man was indicted for assaulting a federal law enforcement agent, U.S. attorney David Hickton announced Wednesday.
Kim Winwood's one-count indictment was returned by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on Tuesday.
It claims Munhall police detective Jamie Caterino, who was deputized as a federal task force officer working for the FBI, headed to a location that heroin-trafficking suspect Ronnell Robinson was known to frequent and reside on March 14 along E. Marigold St. in Munhall. Caterino followed a silver mini-van he saw pulling away and approached it when it reached an intersection to see if Robinson was inside.
Caterino noticed Robinson was in the vehicle driven by Winwood. The indictment said Robinson yelled “Go, go, go” to Winwood and waved his hands when Caterino announced himself as a police officer and came closer to the mini-van, placing his hand on the window. According to the indictment, “Caterino's hand became stuck in the window of the vehicle and was pulled violently away from his body in line with the path of the mini-van” as the vehicle sped away.
The vehicle was stopped by other assisting officers and Robinson and Winwood were taken into custody.
Caterino's right hand was injured.
If convicted, Winwood could face a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, or both.
The case is being prosecuted by U.S. attorney Eric Rosen.
The FBI's Greater Pittsburgh Safe Streets Gang Task Force, Allegheny County Sheriff's Office, Munhall and West Homestead police departments, and the state Attorney General's Office performed the investigation resulting in Winwood's indictment.
Robinson was one of 34 people indicted last month for their alleged involvement in a Homestead heroin-trafficking ring.
Stacy Lee is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1970, or email@example.com.
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