Thursday, February 17, 2011

In The Klink

This info has been showing up on the boards for a few hours now, and it's finally making the news sites:

Auburn police arrested Harvey Almorn Updyke, 62, from Dadeville, AL. He will be charged with criminal mischief for applying an herbicide at Toomer's Corner.

There is a Harvey Updyke currently in custody at the Lee County jail. Based on the online pictures I've seen of this dude, he looks like a real prize. He's wearing obnoxious UAT garb in all of them.

Auburn is reportedly planning a news conference at 10:30 (Central) today.

Here's a bit more, from the O-A News:

Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones said an arrest has been made in the poisioning of the two live oaks at Toomer's Corner.

Jones said a 62-year-old unemployed man, who lists his address as Silver Hill Road, Dadeville, was booked into the Lee County Detention Center at approximately 2:30 a.m. Thursday.

The sheriff said Harvey Almorn Updyke Jr. was arrested and charged with one count of criminal mischief in the first degree, which is a Class C felony.

Bond has been set at $50,000 and, upon conviction, a Class C felony carries a punishment of one to 10 years.

LATE UPDATE: Stupid is as stupid does:

Auburn police more than a week ago had tracked down Harvey Updyke, the man now charged with criminal mischief in the poisoning of the oak trees at Toomer's Corner at Auburn University, by tracing a telephone voice mail to a turfgrass management professor, according to court documents.

The man charged with the crime also has told police he made the phone calls to the professor and a radio talk show, but has denied he actually poisoned the trees.

UPDATE^4: This, apparently, is the "alleged" perpetrator. Ideal example of bammiedom if you ask me:

1 comment:

David said...

Will, can you shed anymore light on Updyke's friend Barnes who seems to be the person who would have had access to this Spike 80dh? There has to be a paper trail somewhere of who purchased this chemical and if it was Barnes then he needs to be hauled in as well.
War Eagle!!