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Va. Eastern Shore Arson Suspects Due in Court

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

ACCOMAC, Va. (WBOC/AP)- Two people suspected of setting a string of fires on Virginia's Eastern Shore are due in court.

Thirty-eight-year-old Charles R. Smith III and 40-year-old Tonya S. Bundick are scheduled to face arson charges in Accomack County on Monday. Each is charged with one count of arson and one count of conspiracy to commit arson in connection with an early April fire at an abandoned structure in Melfa.

Police have said the Parksley couple is responsible for most of the 77 arsons on the Eastern Shore since last fall. They were arrested April 2.

According to court documents, Smith told investigators he torched 52 unoccupied buildings and Bundick set fire to 15.

 

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