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Harvey Updyke Indicted On Four Felony Charges By Grand Jury In Toomer's Corner Case

Harvey Updyke, the man accused of lethally poisoning Auburn's Toomer's Corner trees, was indicted on six charges by a Lee County grand jury, some of them mighty heavy. His Lee County Circuit Court arraignment date is set for May 26, with a potential June 20 trial date. Lord help us if this thing goes to trial.

Those charges: two felony counts of first-degree criminal mischief; two felony counts of unlawful damage, vandalism or theft of property from a farm animal or crop facility; and two misdemeanor counts of desecrating a venerated object.

In addition to the state charges, attorney Glennon Threatt has said federal charges could be in the works as well, though those have not been received at this point.

When last we heard of Mr. Updyke, he was on the Paul Finebaum Show while recovering from his alleged attack at the hands of an unknown assailant shortly after his April 20 court date.

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Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.