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.