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Four indicted for armed robbery
Others indicted for assault, child molestation and the sale of marijuana.
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Brooklin Cierra Beamish, Cody Mitchell Witt, Nicholas Alexander Nickey and Joshua Ivan Sanchez.

A grand jury handed down charges this week for four local teens that allegedly held a girl at gunpoint and stole her belongings in the Settlers Lake Subdivision in north Forsyth earlier this year.

According to court documents, Joshua Ivan Sanchez, 19, Cody Mitchell Witt, 18, Nicholas Alexander Nickey, 19, and Brooklin Cierra Beamish, 19, have been indicted by the superior court of Forsyth County on counts of armed robbery and criminal attempt to possess marijuana.

All four suspects were arrested in June after they allegedly met with a victim at the Settlers Lake Subdivision clubhouse under the pretense of buying marijuana from her and held her at gunpoint to steal cash, jewelry and other belongings.

Authorities previously stated that Witt allegedly wielded a gun during the incident. The indictment document states that the suspects allegedly used the social media platform Snapchat to facilitate the robbery.

Court records show that Witt has had several run-ins with Forsyth County deputies in the past for charges including the possession of marijuana, driving with a suspended license and littering.

Other records show that Sanchez was previously arrested by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office in early January for possession of marijuana and driving without a license. 

But since the indictment, Nickey has agreed to a plea deal, according to Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Scalia. Scalia said that Nickey will receive probation and will serve 180 days in a probation detention center.

She added that Beamish is expected to make a plea at a hearing scheduled for Sept. 13.

Witt and Sanchez are currently scheduled to be arraigned on Sept. 11.

Attorneys for Beamish, Nickey and Sanchez did not immediately respond the FCN’s attempts to contact them for comment. Andrew Wehunt, attorney for Witt, declined to comment for the FCN.

Other Forsyth County Superior Court Indictments for August include:

  • Correy Armstrong Hamill, 28, for counts of aggravated assault, battery and obstruction of law enforcement officers. On July 16, 2017, Hamill allegedly attacked a man with his hands, punching the man in his face and mouth.

  • Joseph Daine Edwards, 39, for counts of child molestation and aggravated sexual battery. On July 3, 2017, Edwards allegedly sexually assaulted a child under the age of 16.

  • Daniel James Relf, 19, for the sale of marijuana, sale of THC, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and the possession of THC with the intent to distribute. Relf was arrested by the Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Forsyth County Drug Task Force in May, after he allegedly sold drugs to an undercover officer in south Forsyth.

  • Robert Bearden, 53, for a charge of exploitation of the elderly. Bearden allegedly withdrew money from a victim’s bank and investment account and spent the money “on items not for and related to the care of [the victim].”

  • Quindarious Devonta Cofield, 18, for multiple charges of burglary and theft entering auto. In November of 2017, Cofield allegedly entered the building Value Auto Sales on Atlanta Road in Cumming, Five Guys restaurant at Market Place Boulevard in Cumming, and several vehicles, “with the intent to commit a theft therein.”