My name is ***** ***** I am an experienced criminal
No, you should absolutely NOT go to the police. When you are the suspect in a crime, the last place on earth you should ever go to talk about the matter is the police or the prosecutor's office.
First of all, the police have no authority to cut a deal. Only the prosecutor can do that. The police are allowed to use deceit and to lie to get to the bottom of crime. Any promises they make do not have to be honored by the prosecutor.
Secondly, anything you say to anyone other than your lawyer can be used against you in court if the case gets filed against you. Even things you think would be helpful to you can be twisted to support facts the state already has against you.
Finally, you haven't been arrested or charged with another crime as yet. And you don't know if you will be. Stirring up a pot that isn't even boiling based on something you read in the news is a bad idea for that reason to. For all you know, since the sting was in a place where you have never been, the news was referencing someone else with the same name, or someone else who used your name.
I understand why you are concerned about this. But you'd be compounding your problem by talking to the police or prosecutor. I trust that you have a lawyer on your felony assault case. If not, you need to get one. Show him or her the article.
If your lawyer thinks that you can help yourself by talking to the police he or she will do that for you or with you. What you say to anyone else but your lawyer can be used as an admission against you in court. What your lawyer says on your behalf cannot be.