LEE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The man who poisoned the oak trees at Toomer’s Corner in Auburn is out of jail. He was released Monday morning.
Harvey Updyke spent the last six months in the Lee County jail serving part of his sentence. The rest of his sentence, which is five more years, is supervised probation.
Updyke will have a 7 p.m. curfew, he won’t be allowed to talk to the media and he is not allowed to attend any collegiate-level sporting events.
Updyke poised the Toomer’s trees sometime after the 2010 Iron Bowl. He later called the Paul Finebaum Radio Show to brag about it.
The trees were cut down April 23. Auburn plans to replace the trees, but for now, a temporary rolling spot has been erected.