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Person arrested for shooting gun during road rage incident

IOWA CITY -- On Monday, June 29, 2020, at approximately 7:22 p.m., Iowa City Police officers responded to the area of Goldfinch Circle and Heron Circle for a report of a gun being fired. Officers located those involved and learned that a road rage incident had just occurred on Scott Boulevard.  During that incident, one of the drivers, Joseph Reinholz, 54, brandished a pistol and fired a shot near the intersection of Scott Boulevard and Rochester Avenue.

No one was injured and no damage to property was located.

Reinholz was taken into custody on the following criminal charges:

A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Officer Trai Bunch at 319-356-5276.

Iowa City Area Crime Stoppers is also offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information about this incident if it leads to a criminal charge. Crime Stoppers tips can be submitted via the P3 Tips app, online at, or by phone at 319-358-TIPS (8477). All tips and calls are held in strict confidence and anonymity is guaranteed. Individuals providing information are not required to reveal their identity to collect a reward.


Case# 2020004185


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