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Patty Ryan

Patty Ryan is a former assistant metro editor for the Times.

  1. Soaring Paws founder Albert Lonzo Adams III is fingerprinted after being sentenced to 10 years probation and fined $18,000 in Hillsborough Circuit Court on Wednesday.  Adams pleaded guilty to five of seven felony counts after an investigation into his air pet transport charity showed that he misused donations and fraudulently solicited them. [JAMES BORCHUCK  |  Times]
  2. John Andrew Welden, the man accused of giving a former romantic partner a drug to cause a miscarriage, is escorted from the U.S. District Courthouse in Tampa after being sentenced to 13 years and eight months in prison on Jan. 27, 2014. [Times (2014)]
  3. Brian Sebring, pictured here, is accused of shooting Alex Stephens after a political disagreement on Facebook. [Tampa Police Department]
  4. A GoFundMe page created for the family of Pedro Aguerreberry amassed more than $50,000 in its first 24 hours. It also drew a collection of memories from those who knew the man as a friend, neighbor and coworker. He died Sunday when a driver crashed into Aguerreberry and his sons. [GoFundMe]
  5. Hillsborough County Sheriff bailiff's lead Howell Donaldson III, the accused Seminole Heights killer, into a Tampa courtroom. Donaldson's lawyers told judge Mark Wolfe they want a psychologist, who examined the defendant, to testify about Donaldson's competency to stand trial. A hearing was set for June 29. [ALESSANDRA DA PRA | Times]
  6. A 22-year-old FedEx driver died Tuesday when a tire blew out on his freight truck on Interstate 4 east of Tampa, sending it into a collision path with a Chevrolet Volt. [Florida Highway Patrol]
  7. The Florida Highway Patrol says this is the truck that struck and killed 13-year-old Jesus Navarro in a hit-and-run crash Sunday morning on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Dover. Troopers received a tip that the truck was at a home on Old Dixie Highway in Auburndale and the owner surrendered it on Tuesday. Troopers were still investigating. [Florida Highway Patrol]
  8. Margarita photographed at Urbana in Washington, DC. (DEB LINDSEY   | The Washington Post).
  9. Jess Paez, pictured clean shaven in 2018 and bearded in 2017, had been charged with roadside solicitation in those years and also in 2014. Tampa police are now looking for the driver of a vehicle that struck him late Sunday or early Saturday before leaving the scene. He was found on a Willow Avenue entrance ramp to the Selmon Expressway on Sunday morning. [Tampa Police Department]
  10. A December 2015 post on Twitter said Chevy would match donations to Soaring Paws. When asked for proof of Chevy's interest, Adams wrote this to a state investigator: "Chevy was a living breathing creature, a very loved dog, who recently died. His owner wanted to set up a matching donation weekend in his honor. It never happened because three days later, his owner also passed away returning home from the vet with his ashes." One charge against Adams relates to his promise of matching funds in a campaign to raise money for a plane. [Twitter]
  11. Ronnie Oneal III, 29, appears in court March 20 to face charges in a fatal attack at his Riverview home. Oneal was ordered held without bail. [PAUL GUZZO   |   Times]
  12. Justin Bowen, 18, of Hendersonville, Tenn., is accused of the sexual battery of a 5-year-old Hillsborough County girl while on a visit with family to Florida. [Hillsborough County Jail photo]
  13. Dirk Davis, 24, of Tampa faces charges in connection with the Feb. 2 robbery of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The case was initially filed as an armed robbery charge in Hillsborough Circuit Court, but federal authorities took over on March 15, charging Davis with brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. [Seminole Police Department]
  14. In this 2011 file photo, a customer places first class stamps on envelopes at a U.S. Post Office in San Jose, Calif.  [AP]
  15. Xiaofu Feng, 44, faces three attempted second-degree murder charges.
  16. Keith Howard, 27, who has autism, went missing from the Robles Park area about 1 p.m. Friday. He was last seen wearing an orange shirt, green pajama bottoms with joker faces on them and a black Batman hat. [Tampa Police Department]
  17. Anthony Phillips Jr., 38, at left, and his son Anthony Phillips III, 18, at right, are accused of armed carjackings in Tampa and St. Petersburg. The Tampa men face at least 25 years in prison, up to a maximum of life, if convicted of all federal charges. The father, with 22 prior felony convictions, faces more time if convicted of being a felon with a gun. [Pinellas County Jail]
  18. Shawn H. Robinson, president of Hillsborough Community College's Ybor City campus, was stopped by a Florida Highway Patrol trooper and charged with DUI on Feb. 16, 2018. [HCSO]
  19. An Indian couple trying to buy this house at 632 Luzon Ave. on Davis Islands in Tampa pulled out of the sale after a hostile encounter with neighbors that has now led to a federal criminal charge. [JAMES BORCHUCK  |   Times]
  20. Ryan Fluke is accused of aiming a laser pointer at a helicopter that was assisting Pasco County deputies on Dec. 5, 2017, temporarily blinding the pilot. [Pasco County Sheriff's Office]
  21. Brice Russell and his three siblings were left in the care of Jack Junior Montgomery while their mother worked.  Montgomery was arrested Sunday and charged with killing the 7-year-old boy. [Facebook]
  22. Brice Russell and his three siblings were left in the care of Jack Junior Montgomery while their mother worked.  Montgomery was arrested Sunday and charged with killing the 7-year-old boy. [Facebook]