Point man sentenced to 64 years in home invasion

by Kim Robins - Posted on Aug 17, 2011 - 03:19 PM

A Gloucester Point man was sentenced to 64 years in prison Monday on charges related to a December home invasion. Joseph Lee Belvin, 26, was sentenced to a total of 84 years for five felony convictions and seven probation violations. Gloucester Circuit Court Judge R. Bruce Long suspended 20 years of the term.

Belvin pleaded guilty in May to attempted robbery, breaking and entering while armed, using a firearm while committing a felony, and two counts of malicious wounding in connection with his armed entry into the home of Dennis and Alcie Jamerson on Chestnut Fork Road.

During the May proceedings, Gloucester Commonwealth’s Attorney Robert D. Hicks said it was about 7:45 p.m. on the night of Dec. 11 when Belvin knocked at the Jamersons’ door. When Mrs. Jamerson opened the door, Belvin rushed in with what appeared to be a handgun. The gun was later determined to be a BB pistol.

When she tried to call 911, Hicks said Belvin pistol-whipped Mrs. Jamerson. Dennis Jamerson then attacked the intruder, and Mrs. Jamerson reached for a nearby hammer. Hicks said Belvin got the hammer away from her and struck Dennis Jamerson in the head. He said Belvin was able to get Dennis Jamerson’s wallet, but dropped it before departing, along with his cell phone.