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Friday, February 18, 2011

Updyke released from jail after posting bail

Harvey Updyke, the man police say poisoned Auburn's Toomer's Corner oak trees, was released from jail Friday night after posting bail, Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones confirmed.

The 62-year-old Updyke, from Dadeville, Ala., was arrested early Thursday morning in connection with the historic trees' poisoning and charged with one count of criminal mischief, a Class C felony.

Bail was set at $50,000, although a local bail bondsman only had to produce a fraction of that for Updyke's release. Jones did not have the exact figure.

He was released from Lee County Detention Center around 7:30 local time, Jones said.


Anonymous said...

Andy do you think someone in the media could ask this Wayne Barnes fellow who is giving out interviews about his friend (the p.o.s.) Updyke, where Updyke got the Spike 80DF from? Also could anyone in the media ask Barnes does he post on TiderInsiders by the name Floribama? Thanks

MikeP said...

Wayne Barnes is a line inspector for the gas pipelines. He would have access to and knowledge of a wide variety if herbicides. Gee, ya' think there might be a connection? Without some help, Updyke wouldn't have known Spike herbicide if he drank a jug of it.

Did anyone else see the TV shot of Updyke's release? They had to blur out part of it because the guy was making obscene gestures at the camera.

I didn't like the $50,000 bond from the get-go. It's not nearly enough. 10% is a rather standard amount and anybody, even a blob like Updyke, can come up with $5,000. The judge should have set bail at a cool million and the jerk would still be in the can.

Anonymous said...

Wonder if there was a 'welcome home' committee at his trailor park when he got home?

wallace said...

Don't expect newshounds at the Ledger to follow any leads

wallace said...

Wayne Barnes I think can be seen at a place called FloroBama on the internet. Also, under Bama red necks.

wallace said...

Floribama is a dive on Orange Beach I think where red necks gather like pidgeos on a roof top.

wallace said...

There is also comments from this Barnes prior to the event suggesting an impending disaster at Auburn. Jan 22, I think