Skip to comments.Two suspected of most Eastern Shore (VA) arsons
Posted on 04/03/2013 3:53:12 AM PDT by fredhead
Five months. A total of 77 arsons, with two more attempted. More than 1,200 hotline tips. An investigation that involved 12 volunteer fire departments, Virginia State Police, the Accomack County Sheriff's Office, and state and federal agencies.
After all of it, police charged a couple Tuesday in an overnight blaze and said additional charges are expected soon. Police said they are confident the two are responsible for a majority of the fires set since November.
Tonya Susan Bundick, 40, and Charles R. Smith III, 38, also known as Charles Applegate, both of Parksley, are charged with one count each of felony arson and one count of felony conspiracy to commit arson in connection with a Monday night fire on Airport Drive in Melfa.
They were being held without bond in the Accomack County Jail and were due in court for arraignment today. The motive is still under investigation, police said.
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I hadn’t heard about this before yesterday. That’s a LOT of fires in a short period of time.
Wish I’d have caught them. $25,000 reward.
I live on the Eastern Shore..this was big and all are glad it is over. 77 fires in one county was allot