Auburn tree poisoning suspect released

Updated: February 18, 2011, 11:26 PM ET
Associated Press

AUBURN, Ala. -- The man charged in the poisoning of two oak trees at Auburn's Toomer's Corner has been released from jail.

Lee County Sheriff's Major Tommy Carter said Friday evening that 62-year-old Harvey Almorn Updyke Jr. has posted bail, which was set at $50,000.

Police charged Updyke with first-degree criminal mischief on Thursday for allegedly using a tree-killing herbicide to poison the oaks. His release came on the eve of a scheduled rally at Toomer's Corner, where fans traditionally ...

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