- Associated Press - Thursday, March 24, 2016

SEATTLE (AP) - The Latest on the man who spent 25 hours in a tree in downtown Seattle (all times local):

3:50 p.m.

A man who transfixed Seattle and the Internet by perching near the top of an 80-foot sequoia tree downtown declined to appear in court after being arrested on suspicion of malicious mischief.

A judge found probable cause to detain 28-year-old Cody Lee Miller and rescheduled his bail hearing for Friday afternoon. No charges have been filed.

The man climbed near the top of the conifer on Tuesday and stayed for about 25 hours, ignoring police efforts to coax him down much of the time. He threw apples and branches at responders.

A police probable cause statement made public Thursday says an urban forester with the city’s Transportation Department pegged damage to the tree at about $7,800.

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11:15 a.m.

A man who transfixed Seattle and the Internet by perching near the top of an 80-foot sequoia tree downtown has been booked into jail for investigation of malicious mischief and is expected to make an afternoon court appearance.

Seattle police on Thursday identified the man as 28-year-old Cody Lee Miller. He climbed near the top of the conifer on Tuesday and stayed for about 25 hours, for much of which he ignored police efforts to coax him down.

He finally clambered down around midday Wednesday. Officials say he was taken to a hospital and received physical and mental evaluations.

He stripped branches off the tree and at times threw apples and branches toward officers.

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