Auburn Tree Poisoner Harvey Updyke Sentenced to Three Years in Jail

Harvey Updyke

Out of those three years, Updyke is expected to serve just a little under three months in jail (thanks to time already served) and then he will be on probation for poising the trees at Toomer’s Corner.

Updyke is an Alabama fan.

Here are the details of what his probation will entail.

Harvey Updyke Jr. pleaded guilty on Friday to criminal damage of an agricultural facility. The sentence requires him to serve at least six months in jail and spend five years on supervised probation for the Class C felony. He has been credited with 104 days already served.

Lee County Circuit Judge Jacob A. Walker III also fined the former Texas state trooper $1,000. The probation terms include a 7 p.m. curfew and prohibit Updyke from going onto Auburn’s campus or attending a college sporting event.