In response to numerous inquiries concerning the detention last week of Brandon J. Raub who resides in the Bensley area, Col. Thierry Dupuis issued a statement concerning his Chesterfield’s detention. “Chesterfield Police assisted federal authorities in their efforts to interview Brandon J. Raub on Thursday, Aug. 16. After speaking to Raub, officers believed him to be in need of further evaluation. Chesterfield officers at the scene contacted Chesterfield Mental Health Crisis Intervention,” Col. Dupuis stated. “Crisis workers recommended that police take Raub into custody and bring him in for evaluation. Chesterfield police took Raub into custody for evaluation in accordance with Virginia State Code § 37.2-808 Emergency custody.”
According to Business Insider – Military and Defense, Raub is a former U.S. Marine who accused the government of lying about 9/11 and spoke of “The Revolution” on Facebook. Brandon Raub’s mother, said authorities from the FBI, Secret Service and Chesterfield County Police Department came to their door, questioned Raub about his Facebook posts, which are critical of the official story regarding 9/11 and refer to “starting a revolution.” The FBI was not involved according to an update by Business Insider.
Renee Nal, who wrote the Business Insider piece wrote that Raub’s mother said he returned about a year ago after serving in Afghanistan (after serving in Iraq) and did not suffer from PTSD.
Col. Dupuis stated, “Raub was placed in handcuffs after he resisted officers’ attempts to take him into custody. Raub was evaluated by a Chesterfield mental health official, who determined that he should be held under a temporary detention order and transported to John Randolph Medical Center for additional evaluation. Raub was not arrested and he faces no criminal charges in Chesterfield. As this is not a criminal matter, Chesterfield police have no further comment.”
UPDATE: Raub has been transferred to Salem VA Hospital for a further psych evaluation.