Man Arrested for Poisoning Trees at Auburn's Toomer's Corner
A spokeswoman for the Lee County Sheriff Office says Harvey Almorn Updyke Jr. was arrested early Thursday morning and charged with one count of first-degree criminal mischief.
Bond was set at $50,000. If convicted, Updyke could face one to 10 years in prison.
A man claiming to be "Al from Dadeville" phoned a radio show late last month, claiming he poured herbicide around the 130-year-old oaks that are the scene of celebrations after Auburn's sports victories.