P R E S S R E L E A S E
March 28, 2019
State of Florida v. Joseph Herbert Lutge
Case #: 2017-303034 CFDB
South Daytona Man Sentenced to Three Life Sentences for Armed Robbery, Tampering
DAYTONA BEACH – A South Daytona man was convicted on 3 felony charges stemming from an armed robbery that took place June 12, 2017, at the Roomba Inn in Daytona Beach. Joseph Herbert Lutge, who turned 34 years of age today, was sentenced to 3 life sentences. A Volusia County Jury comprised of 4 men and 2 women, deliberated approximately 90 minutes before returning the guilty verdicts.
On June 12, 2017, Lutge organized an armed robbery scheme that resulted in the theft of cash, jewelry, and other personal items.
Lutge’s prior criminal history includes 3 prior felony convictions for drug sales. Two of Lutge’s co-defendants, Zachariah Read and Danielle Mckinley – who testified as a State’s witness during the trial – have pending charges connected to the armed robbery.
Assistant State Attorney Andrew Urbanak, of the State Attorney’s Career Criminal Unit, prosecuted the case with Felony Assistant State Attorney Matthew Socha. Circuit Judge Raul Zambrano presided over the case and pronounced sentence.
Spencer S. Hathaway
Public Information Officer / Assistant State Attorney
Office of R.J. Larizza
State Attorney, Seventh Judicial Circuit