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Men disguised in ski-masks rob friends to recover ‘poker losses’

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Nathan Silvers (Source: Washington County Sheriff's Office) Nathan Silvers (Source: Washington County Sheriff's Office)
Jamie Silvers (Source: Washington County Sheriff's Office) Jamie Silvers (Source: Washington County Sheriff's Office)
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WASHINGTON COUNTY, TN (WJHL) -

Two men are behind bars after robbing their friends Sunday night to recover losses after a poker game. According to an affidavit obtained by News Channel 11, the suspects told investigators they were "cheated out of money".

Jamie and Nathan Silvers signed a statement Monday saying they held 15 of their friends and acquaintances at a home on Pickens Road. They allegedly admitted leaving the Pickens Road home to grab their long-guns and ammunition, then stopping by the Walmart on Browns Mill Road to buy ski masks.

Witnesses told deputies, two men in black ski masks forced their way into the home with shotguns, demanded money and fired a shot into the floor of the home – forcing the victims to lay on the floor. They took off with $2,000 in cash, a wallet, two watches, the victim's shotgun and two iPhones.

A K9 unit lead detectives to an area where the suspects parked their car and a ski mask.

Witnesses, in that area, gave officers a description of the vehicle in question.

A short time later, a Sullivan County deputy spotted the vehicle on Highway 11E – heading towards Bristol. The deputy was able to stop the vehicle after a short chase, with assistance from the Bristol Police Department

Jamie Silvers, 49, of Flag Pond was arrested, on the spot, for suspicion of driving under the influence. He was taken into custody by the Sullivan County Sheriff's office.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office took Nathan A Silvers, 37, Flag Pond into custody. He's been charged with four counts of armed robbery, 11 counts of attempted armed robbery and 15 Counts of reckless endangerment.

Nathan Silvers bond was set at $50,000.

Meanwhile, the Washington County Sheriff's Office issued warrants for Jamie Silvers. He will face the same counts and offenses. Once he is released from the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, he will be transported to Washington County Detention Center.

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