Tag:Harvey Updyke
Posted on: February 17, 2011 10:45 am

Man arrested in Auburn oak poisoning

Posted by Jerry Hinnen

Perhaps not surprisingly, given the timing of the announcement yesterday, a suspect has been taken into custody in the case of the poisoned oaks at Auburn's famous Toomer's Corner.

Television station WTVM of Columbus (Ga.) reported this morning that Harvey Almorn Updyke, 62, of Dadeville (Ala.) -- otherwise now known to college football fans the country over as "Al from Dadeville," the handle chosen for himself when calling into the Paul Finebaum Show -- has been arrested and charged with criminal mischief in connection with the oak poisoning.

Law enforcement officials will be holding a press conference Thursday morning to discuss the details of Almorn's arrest. Per the Opelika Auburn-News , first degree criminal mischief in Alabama is a Class C felony punishable by one to 10 years in prison. Updyke's bond has been set at $50,000.

Updyke has also made a handful appearances on the Internet, commenting on this TMZ story on the Cam Newton scandal "auburn cheating again burn auburn burn woo eagle LOL" under the name "harvey updyke."

Photo via WTVM .

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