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Patient escaped Danville mental health hospital

Posted March 23, 2010 11:43 a.m. EDT

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.