Commonwealth v. Jahlmaar Keith Overton; Robbery, Abduction of Spa Employee Draws 18 Years in Prison

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth's Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced that Jahlmaar Keith Overton, age 25, formerly of the 2200 block of Welsh Drive in Virginia Beach, Virginia, was sentenced today by Circuit Court Judge James C. Lewis for Robbery, Abduction, and Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony.  Judge Lewis sentenced Overton to 58 years in prison with 40 years suspended leaving 18 years to serve.

Overton pled guilty on October 4, 2016. Had this matter gone to trial, the Commonwealth's evidence would have proven that at about 10:30 a.m. on January 19, 2016, Jahlmaar Overton entered the Asian Spa on Aragona Boulevard in the City of Virginia Beach.  He asked the lone employee about services at the spa, then pulled out a handgun and demanded money.  The employee had no money at the front desk and was forced at gunpoint to walk to the tip area in the hallway of the spa.  There was no money there, so Overton forced the employee to the back of the spa and demanded money from her purse.  She gave him approximately $350 from her purse, then she fled down the hallway to the front of the spa.  Overton chased her, caught her, and threw her into some chairs.  He fled in a vehicle parked in the lot. 

The employee took a picture of the vehicle fleeing.  Video surveillance was available and pictures were recovered showing the suspect.  The vehicle was identified as a gold Nissan Sentra and investigators had a partial license plate.  On January 23, 2016, an officer with the Virginia Beach Police Department stopped Overton in the Sentra.  Overton was driving on a suspended license and had a warrant out for his arrest.  He was wearing the same clothing he wore during the robbery a few days prior.  The Sentra was registered to Overton's girlfriend.

Overton has adjudications as a juvenile for Robbery, Assault (3 counts), Abusive Language, and Disorderly Conduct. He also has convictions as an adult for Credit Card Theft and Credit Card Fraud.  ​

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Jill T. Bennett prosecuted this case. Please contact Macie Allen if additional information is desired.