Eastern Shore arson case moving to grand jury

ACCOMOACK, VA (WWBT) - - A General District Court judge has ruled that there is enough evidence to proceed in the case against a couple accused of arson in Accomack County.

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

The Virginia-Pilot reports that Judge Gordon Vincent found enough evidence to certify charged 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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