FBI agent waives key hearing in alleged assault on his wife

Kalamazoo County

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — An FBI agent charged with assaulting his wife has waived his right to a key hearing and moved the case to a trial court in Kalamazoo.

Meanwhile, Richard Trask is not expected to testify as one of the lead agents who investigated an alleged plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. A trial for five men is scheduled in federal court in October.

Trask was charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder after a July incident at his home in the Kalamazoo area. Investigators say he beat his wife.

Trask this week waived his right to a hearing to determine whether there’s enough evidence to send the case to trial.

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