Riverview News Notes

Published on: November 14, 2013


Riverview man facing attempted murder charges
Detectives search for motive in Brandon Waffle House shooting

Detectives are still searching for motive in a case where a Riverview man allegedly fired 15 shots into a car, injuring two people.

According to investigators, Matthew Laine, 22, was eating at the Lumsden Road Waffle House just before 1 a.m. Nov. 9 when a car pulled up with four women.  Two of the women entered the restaurant to pick up food but did not interact with Laine, according to investigators.

Laine then left the restaurant and fired 15 rounds into the car, hitting one woman in the leg and arm as she tried to flee from the vehicle. A second woman who was waiting in the car for her companions was left with cuts from flying glass, according to deputies.
Laine, who works as a security guard, faces two attempted murder charges and is being held without bond.

Riverview road rage shooting suspect freed on bail

A man who allegedly shot another driver after he was cut off in traffic is free on bail.

James Howard Reynolds III is facing charges of shooting into a vehicle.

The Nov. 7 incident started when James Gritzinger, 22, and James Reynolds Sr., 68, were each driving south on U.S. Highway 301 near Rhodine Road, according to investigators.

Reynolds called his son who was waiting at the point where both drivers stopped and exited their vehicles to confront each other, deputies said.

Reynolds Jr. then allegedly fired into Gritzinger’s car, hitting it four times.

Gritzinger was unhurt and drove off after the shooting.

Riverview dentist sentenced to 12 years in DUI deaths

A Riverview dentist who killed two people after leaving a Halloween party in 2010 is facing 12 years in jail.

Matthew Moye was charged with the deaths of Kate Collier and Douglas Kosar who died after they were struck by Moye’s Cadillac.

Moye had a blood alcohol level of .136, according to prosecutors.

Magnet, school choice parent information meeting on tap

Representatives of magnet, school choice, and career and technical education programs will be on hand to provide information, explain the application process and answer questions for parents and students next week in Brandon.
The meeting is set for 5:30 p.m., Nov. 19 at Armwood High School, 12000 East U.S. Highway 92.

Experts will be on hand to answer questions like “Do I have to apply to my attendance area school?” and “Is there any advantage to applying early in the application period for a magnet program?”

For more information contact the choice information line 813-272-4692 or visit

Cats, kittens ready for adoption now for $20

Hillsborough County Animal Services has cats and kittens awaiting adoption and ready to go home right now. For the month of November, the cats are only $20 and are spayed or neutered, micro chipped and vaccinated.

New arrivals waiting for their spay/neuter surgery will be available to take home in 3 to 4 days. If you’re looking for a new cat companion, visit Hillsborough County Animal Services, 440 N Falkenburg Road in Tampa, seven days a week from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily. Adoptions are closed Monday, Nov. 11 for Veterans Day.

Cats can also be viewed at For more information, contact Hillsborough County Animal Services at 813-744-5660.

Brandon Ballet

The Manatee Performing Arts Center will host Brandon Ballet’s “Dancing Through Generations II” this week.

The performance will include guest dancers from the Boston Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Ballet and Ballet Des Moines among others.

The event is set for 7 p.m. Nov. 16 at the center, 502 Third Avenue, Bradenton.

Tickets can be purchased at