Munhall man accused of assaulting federal officer while trying to flee

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A Munhall man was accused of assaulting a federal agent while trying to flee from a March 14 drug bust, according to an affidavit unsealed late Tuesday.

Kim Winwood, 61, was in the driver's seat of a minivan when police including Munhall Detective James Caterino pulled up to a Marigold Street house looking for Ronnell Robinson, according to the affidavit.

Detective Caterino was deputized as a member of the FBI at the time, because of his role in the joint federal-local round-up, and was wearing a clearly marked police vest, according to the affidavit.

Detective Caterino approached the minivan to look for Mr. Robinson, placed his hand on the window and saw Mr. Robinson "yell to Kim Winwood, 'Go, go, go,'" and wave his hands, according to the affidavit.

The minivan lurched into motion and "accelerated at a high rate of speed," according to the affidavit.

The detective's hand got stuck in the window, injuring it as the minivan pulled away, according to the affidavit, which indicated that other officers forced the van to stop.

Mr. Winwood is scheduled to be arraigned April 16.

Mr. Robinson faces charges of possession, use and discharge of a firearm in a crime of drug trafficking or violence, conspiracy to sell heroin and conspiracy to employ minors in drug operations.

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Rich Lord: rlord@post-gazette.com, 412-263-1542 and on Twitter: @richelord.


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