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]