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Arson Suspect Appears in Accomack Court

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Tonya S. Bundick Tonya S. Bundick
Charles R. Smith III Charles R. Smith III

ACCOMAC, Va.- Tonya S. Bundick, one of the two suspects arrested in connection with a series of arson fires in Accomack County stood in court Wednesday and told the judge she will be needing an attorney. She, along with boyfriend Charles R. Smith III, have been charged with one count each of arson and conspiracy to commit arson.  

Court documents show that Bundick, 40, and Smith, 38, lived on Matthews Road in Parksley, a road that had experienced a few fires during the arson spree that got under way in November.

"We kept a close eye out every night anyhow because we had a vacant trailer on this property and we had a couple fires down through here.  So we kind of kept a close eye out on it and anything down on this street," said Parksley resident, Carol Fincen.

Fincen lives just down the road from the home of the accused couple and still cannot believe the news about her neighbors.

"I just really can't get over it.  I don't think anybody can.  I think the people that knew them just really think that they couldn't do something like that," said Fincen.

Within the court documents that WBOC checked there was a line that read "weight of evidence."  In Bundick's papers, it read "medium to strong."  In Smith's documents, there was only one word: "confession."

Virginia State Police believe they have the people responsible for more than 70 arson fires that occurred in Accomack County since mid-November.  Annie Mason lives just a few doors down from Bundick and Smith and took comfort in knowing police were confident they had the suspects in custody.

"I felt relieved because I thought it was all uncomfortable, scary," Mason said.

Smith did not appear in court.  The judge said that he has hired an attorney to represent him on his arson charges.

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