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Arrests Made in Eastern Shore Arson

by Deirdre Blake posted Apr 2 2013 7:02PM
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Charles R. Smith III
 Tonya S. Bundick
  ACCOMACk, Va. (AP) - A former volunteer firefighter and his girlfriend were arrested Tuesday and are suspected of setting a majority of the 70 arsons on Virginia's Eastern Shore over the past five months.
     Virginia State Police say 40-year-old Tonya S. Bundick and 38-year-old Charles R. Smith III were arrested early Tuesday after another vacant residence was set ablaze. Smith also goes by the alias Charles Applegate. He is a former captain of the Tasley Volunteer Fire Department.
     Spokeswoman Corinne Geller says some of the fires do not appear to have been set by the pair.
     Bundick and Smith live in Parksley, a small community where the first of 77 deliberately set fires was lit. It is not clear whether they have attorneys. Both are set to appear in court Wednesday.

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Topics : Law_Crime
Location : Accomack County
People : Tonya S. Bundick
04/02/2013 7:35AM
Arrest Made in Monday Night Accomack County Arson
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