The University of Alabama fan who was convicted of poisoning Auburn University’s oak trees has gotten himself into more trouble for failing to attend a hearing. 71-year-old Harvey Updyke failed to attend the hearing as to why he hasn’t paid court-ordered restitution. In 2013, Updyke pleaded guilty to poisoning trees at Auburn’s Toomer’s Corner and the court order him to pay $800,000 in penalties and restitution.
Updyke has only paid $6,900. Prosecutors are seeking a warrant for failing to appear however, the judge will decide later whether to order his arrest so that prosecutors can review a letter from Updyke’s doctor saying he wasn’t well enough to travel from his Louisiana home.