A Milton man has been formally charged in connection with a series of allegedly forged, local land titles that were investigated by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office in 2018.
Documents filed in Forsyth County Superior Court on April 8, state that David Potskhveracvili, 50, of Milton has been indicted by a grand jury for two charges of, “unlawful act in connection with registration of title to land” for allegedly forging documents and transferring ownership of two west Forsyth residences, 4130 and 4140 Plaza Drive, to himself by a quit claim deed on Oct. 12, 2017.
According to assistant district attorney Ramsey R. Magaro, “Based on the filing of the forged deeds, the defendant used the properties as collateral to secure a loan.”
A Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office incident report filed in this case states that local investigators were alerted to the forgery on Oct. 16, 2017, when the property owner of the two Plaza Drive addresses presented them with the allegedly fraudulent quick claim deeds.
The property owner told authorities that the transfer in ownership had happened without his permission and both the witness and notary in the paperwork of the transfer were unknown to him.
Potskhveracvili was arrested by the sheriff’s office at his home Sept. 6, 2018, charged with two counts each of theft by taking and property conversion fraud, according to sheriff’s office spokesman Cpl. Doug Rainwater.
Records show that he was later released from the Forsyth County Jail under a bond of $33,440.
This case will be presided over by Superior Court Judge Philip C. Smith.
Other Forsyth County Superior Court indictments for April include:
• Travis Lee Potts has been formally charged with sale of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of THC and two counts for possession of drug related objects. Indictment documents allege that on Jan. 2, 2018, Potts allegedly sold methamphetamine and was allegedly found in possession of methamphetamine, THC, a digital scale, baggies and pipes for the use of THC and methamphetamine on Jan 11, 2018.
• Derrick Matthew Sutherland has been formally charged with two counts of aggravated assault, family violence aggravated assault, false imprisonment and family violence battery. Indictment documents allege that on March 19, 2018, Sutherland assaulted a female victim “with intent to murder” and did “unlawfully” detain her by holding her down.
• Brooks Edward Nickles has been formally charged with arson in the first degree for allegedly using fire to damage a dwelling located on Frontier Park in Forsyth County on Dec. 8, 2018.
• Benjamin Adam Coots has been formally charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault, terroristic threats and two counts of battery. Indictment documents allege that on Oct. 31, 2018, Coots “did unlawfully abduct and steal away” a female victim, with the alleged kidnapping “resulting in bodily injury” to the victim.
• Lynn Marie Crowfoot and Michael Robert Weisz have been formally charged with manufacturing marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana more than one ounce. Indictment documents allege that on Feb. 22, Crowfoot and Weisz “did unlawfully manufacture marijuana” and possessed more than one ounce of marijuana with the intent to distribute.