Harvey Updyke, Jr.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

The man responsible for poisoning the historic trees at Toomer’s Corner in Auburn is facing arrest if he doesn’t catch up on his restitution payments. State Probation Officers reported that Harvey Updyke, Junior had not been making court-ordered payments. Updyke pleaded guilty to poisoning the trees after the 2010 Iron Bowl. He was released from prison last summer after serving six months. A judge gave Updyke five years probation and ordered him to pay restitution for killing the famed oaks. A Lee County judge Thursday said that Updyke was willfully in contempt and would be arrested if he does not pay $700 by February 11.




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