Carl Lentz found not guilty of battery in Daytona strip club incident


DELAND — Former Daytona Beach City Commissioner Carl Lentz IV, charged with battery after a 2014 incident at a beachside strip club, was found not guilty Friday.

Lentz and his family, including his wife and parents, were elated and emotional when the verdict was read.

“The justice system worked today,” Lentz said outside the courtroom Friday afternoon, his wife Alyson standing next to him. “This was all the result of a fabricated story.”

It was just over a year ago on March 20, 2014, that Lentz was accused of tossing a drink in the face of bartender Amanda Frymyer at Club Topic in Daytona Beach. The accusation fueled a firestorm of controversy because Lentz was a sitting commissioner and because a police report also stated that he had demanded oral sex from the woman. From the beginning, Lentz insisted that he had not done either of the things he was accused of, saying that he had gone to Club Topic that evening to discuss a real estate deal with owner Will Bittorf. Full Story Click Here

Published: Friday, March 27, 2015 at 12:19 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 11:30 a.m.