Parole Tide: Harvey Updyke to be released from jail Monday

The worst part of his plea deal is no talking with the media. That means we have to wait 5 years for the public display of remorse from Harvey. I actually would like to see if his experience gained him any sanity.


(Headline credit: John Taylor) 

Sentenced in March for poisoning the oak trees at  Auburn’s Toomer’s Corner, Harvey Updyke will be released from jail on Monday, according to

Updyke has been incarcerated for six months as part of a three-year split sentence. He was already credited with 104 days of jail time when he agreed to plead guilty to one count of unlawful damage of an animal or crop facility two months ago. Once out, Updyke will be placed on five years of supervised probation.

Updyke will not be allowed to attend any college sporting event or talk with media, and is banned from any Auburn University property as part of his plea deal.

The Lee County District Attorney’s Office is also seeking $1 million in restitution from Updyke. The oak trees at Toomer’s Corner were finally removed in April.

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