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Police: Fleeing suspect stripped for swim

Posted June 16, 2010

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— A Rocky Mount man wanted in an armed robbery stripped off his clothes and jumped into a pond in a mobile home park Monday afternoon to avoid arrest, police said.

Christopher Lee Silver, 27, was wanted in a May 26 armed robbery at the D&J Event Center nightclub in which a man was struck in the head with a bottle and handgun.

On Monday, Silver was spotted walking in the area of Bunch Circle. Police said he tried flee from officers by taking off his clothes and jumping in a pond in Ben Layton Mobile Home Park. When officers surrounded the pond, he came out and surrendered.

Silver was placed in the Nash County Jail under a $54,500.

Also charged in the May 26 robbery was Tremaine Earl Silver, 22.

Both men also faced charges of simple assault after a Nov. 13 brawl at 108 Millennium Court that police say erupted while an estranged couple was dividing their furniture.

As well, the Silvers were also convicted of assaulting a policeman and simple assault in a Dec. 20, 2006, according to state Department of Correction records.

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  • storage Jun 16, 2010

    This story is un bearable!

  • Winston Jun 16, 2010

    I wonder if he went to a community school or was bussed...heheh.

  • dixieboy Jun 16, 2010

    someone should check the pond to see what he wanted to get rid of before apprehension.

  • Whatever Geez Jun 16, 2010

    dummy.

  • wildcat Jun 16, 2010

    Glad they got them.

  • johnstonredneck Jun 16, 2010

    He should be arrested for thaking his clothes off.

  • stevenalowe Jun 16, 2010

    We raise us up some sharp criminal intelects here in the twin counties. (Crip Co. & Blood Co.)

  • BlueSkys Jun 16, 2010

    he just wanted a quick dip,before he went to jail lol

  • rhowerton Jun 16, 2010

    IF YOUR COMMENT DON'T GET POSTED, THEN THERE WAS SOMETHING KEEPING THEM FROM POSTING IT. SOME THINGS THEY WON'T POST

  • rhowerton Jun 16, 2010

    WELL I GUESS TAKING YOUR CLOTHES OFF WON'T STOP U FROM GETTING CAUGHT, WAY TO GO OFFICERS

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