Monday, August 20, 2012

Brandon Raub to Remain Detained over Facebook Posts

It appears no charges have been filed against Raub, however, he will be detained against his will  in the psych ward of the John Randolph Medical Center.


1 comment:

  1. WTVR Richmond is reporting a police statement which includes:

    "Chesterfield police took Raub into custody for evaluation in accordance with Virginia State Code § 37.2-808 Emergency custody."

    The code reads in part:
    "A. Any magistrate shall issue, upon the sworn petition of any responsible person, treating physician, or upon his own motion, an emergency custody order when he has probable cause to believe that any person (i) has a mental illness and that there exists a substantial likelihood that, as a result of mental illness, the person will, in the near future, (a) cause serious physical harm to himself or others as evidenced by recent behavior causing, attempting, or threatening harm and other relevant information, if any, or (b) suffer serious harm due to his lack of capacity to protect himself from harm or to provide for his basic human needs, (ii) is in need of hospitalization or treatment, and (iii) is unwilling to volunteer or incapable of volunteering for hospitalization or treatment. "

    The whole code is here: