Release Date: Monday, October 18, 2010 5:30 p.m.
Harvey L. Bryant, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Virginia Beach, announced today that Brandon Keith Jarvis, 22 years old, previously residing in the 200 block Post Canyon Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia, was formally sentenced today for Aggravated Malicious Wounding, Statutory Burglary, Malicious Wounding, Conspiracy to Commit a Felony, and two (2) counts of Robbery. Judge Stephen C. Mahan sentenced Jarvis to 130 years imprisonment, with 108 years suspended conditioned upon good behavior for life, indefinite supervised probation, no contact with the victims or their families, no participation in any gang activities and no affiliation with any gang members. Jarvis will serve 22 years in the Virginia Department of Corrections.
Had this matter gone to trial, the Commonwealth’s evidence would have proved that on September 20, 2008, Jarvis, along with co-defendants Richard Culver and Gerry Warren, forced their way into a room at the Super 8 Motel on Atlantic Avenue in Virginia Beach armed with a handgun and knife. Three visitors from out of town were inside the hotel room. The three armed men demanded money from the victims while holding a gun to their heads. When a male victim stated that they did not have any money, his wife was stabbed four times in the stomach and once in the head. As he attempted to help her, he was stabbed three times in the stomach and once in the head. Jarvis, Culver, and Warren then fled with a laptop computer, a cell phone, and a bottle of alcohol.
After Jarvis’ arrest, he admitted to Virginia Beach Police that he has been a Bloods gang member since he was eight years old.
Richard Culver was sentenced on July 13, 2010 to a total of 48 years in the Virginia Department of Corrections with 39 years suspended, conditioned upon 39 years good behavior and indefinite supervised probation.
Gerry Warren is awaiting sentencing on November 3, 2010.
Jarvis’ prior record includes a conviction in Norfolk, Virginia for Carrying a Concealed Weapon in 2008.
The case was prosecuted by Associate Commonwealth’s Attorney Tabitha Anderson. Please contact Macie Pridgen if additional information is desired.