At his bond hearing this morning in Opelika, Alabama Circuit Judge Jacob A. Walker III revoked Harvey Updyke’s bond due to an outstanding arrest warrant in Louisiana (pictured right, thanks WTVM-TV)
District attorneys asked for the bond to be revoked on an incident that happened in Hammond, Louisiana back in September with a Lowe's store employee over the lawn mower that Updyke wanted to return. He was charged with assault after being initially charged with "making terroristic threats." Updyke, also apparently, failed to appear for a court appearance in November for the charge.
Here was the report from the lawnmower incident...
Updyke will remain in the Lee County (AL) Detention Facility until his trial starts on April 8 or until a motion for his release is granted. Updyke is charged with in the Toomer's poisoning case:
Two counts of first-degree criminal mischief,
Two counts of desecrating a venerated object and,
Two counts of unlawful damage, vandalism or theft of property from a farm animal or crop facility
The defense for Updyke also is asking for a change of venue for jury pool selection and court administration...
None of that is a surprise to the HQ...