Trial is set to commence in Munhall detective assault

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A trial is expected to get underway today in the case of a Munhall man accused of assaulting a federal task force officer while trying to flee from an FBI drug bust in March.

A jury was selected Monday in U.S. District Court to try Kim Winwood, 61, charged in April with injuring Munhall Detective Jamie Caterino, a deputized task force officer working with the FBI during an investigation of a heroin ring.

Federal prosecutors said that on March 14, Detective Caterino was headed to a location frequented by trafficking suspect Ronnell Robinson, now under indictment, along East Marigold Street and approached a minivan. Mr. Robinson was a passenger and Mr. Winwood was driving.

According to the government, Mr. Robinson yelled for Mr. Winwood to “go, go, go” when Detective Caterino announced himself and placed his hand on the window of the van.

Prosecutors said Detective Caterino’s hand got stuck in the window and was injured when the van lurched away.

Other officers stopped the van and took the men into custody.

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