ACCOMAC, Va. (AP) - A judge has denied bond for a woman suspected of setting a string of arsons on the Eastern Shore.
Tonya Bundick had appealed a judge's decision to deny her bond after her arrest last month. She appealed, but media outlets report she was denied again on Monday in Accomack County Circuit Court.
Police suspect the 40-year-old Bundick and her boyfriend, 38-year-old Charles R. Smith III, are responsible for most of the 77 arsons on the Eastern Shore since last fall. Both are charged with setting one fire, but more charges are expected.
Court documents show Smith told authorities that he set 52 unoccupied buildings on fire and that Bundick torched another 15.
Bundick and Smith are both being held without bond in the Accomack County Jail.