Suspects Indicted in Virginia Arsons

Aug 6, 2013

Charles Smith III
Credit Virginia State Police
Tonya Bundick
Credit Virginia State Police

ACCOMAC, Va. (AP) - Two people suspected of setting a string of fires on Virginia's Eastern Shore have been indicted on arson and conspiracy charges.

Forty-year-old Charles Smith III faces 67 arson counts and one conspiracy count. Thirty-eight-year-old Tonya Bundick is charged with one arson count and one conspiracy count.

Accomack County Commonwealth's Attorney Gary Agar tells media outlets that a grand jury issued the indictments on Monday.

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