Accomack judge: couple will stand trial on arson charges

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by Philip Townsend/Associated Press

WVEC.com

Posted on June 17, 2013 at 7:02 PM

Updated Monday, Jun 17 at 9:07 PM

 ACCOMAC -- A General District Court judge has ruled there's enough evidence to proceed in a case against a couple accused of arson in Accomack County.
 
Charles R. Smith III and Tonya Bundick are each charged with one count of arson and one count of conspiracy to commit arson in connection with a fire at an abandoned structure in Melfa. Authorities have said the couple is responsible for most of the 77 arsons on the Eastern Shore since last fall. They were arrested April 2.
 
Judge Gordon S. Vincent found sufficient evidence Monday to certify charges to a Circuit Court grand jury.
 
In court documents, Smith told investigators he torched 52 unoccupied buildings and Bundick set fire to 15.

 

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