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Patient escaped Danville mental health hospital

Posted March 23, 2010

Danville police asked for help Tuesday in locating a patient who had escaped the Southern Virginia Mental Health Institute.

Toby George Smith, 42, is described as a white man, 5 foot 6 inches tall, 197 pounds, with dark hair and green eyes. When he was last seen at the hospital, Monday evening, he was wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans, police said.

Anyone with information about Smith’s whereabouts is asked to call 911 or Danville Crime Stoppers at 434-793-0000.

Police said Smith is extremely violent and should be considered dangerous.


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  • garnertoy Mar 23, 2010

    i hope hes caught soon I know we have some here in the office but its not him

  • SouthernLady05 Mar 23, 2010

    Yes, exactly what is extremely dangerous. We aren't that far away from Danville.

    Is he a sex offender? Is he just regular crazy, or crazy crazy like "Garland" in Con Air?

  • piknowles4 Mar 23, 2010

    Any more information concerning why was this guy in a mental hospital in the first place? I saw where he is considered violent. I'm wondering how violent.