Ex-firefighter, girlfriend charged in Virginia arsons
by Brock Vergakis, Associated Press
April 02, 2013 04:20 PM | 930 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
An investigator carries bags of evidence from the home of Tonya S. Bundick Tuesday, April 2, 2013 in Parksley, Va. Bundick is charged in connection with the latest of more than 70 arsons on Virginia's rural Eastern Shore, authorities said. She was arrested early Tuesday following a traffic stop near a vacant residence that had been set on fire in the town of Melfa, said state police spokeswoman Corinne Geller. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Steve Earley)
An investigator carries bags of evidence from the home of Tonya S. Bundick Tuesday, April 2, 2013 in Parksley, Va. Bundick is charged in connection with the latest of more than 70 arsons on Virginia's rural Eastern Shore, authorities said. She was arrested early Tuesday following a traffic stop near a vacant residence that had been set on fire in the town of Melfa, said state police spokeswoman Corinne Geller. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Steve Earley)
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A crime scene unit vehicle is parked in front of the home of Tonya S. Bundick Tuesday, April 2, 2013 in Parksley, Va. Bundick is charged in connection with the latest of more than 70 arsons on Virginia's rural Eastern Shore, authorities said. She was arrested early Tuesday following a traffic stop near a vacant residence that had been set on fire in the town of Melfa, said state police spokeswoman Corinne Geller. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Steve Earley)
A crime scene unit vehicle is parked in front of the home of Tonya S. Bundick Tuesday, April 2, 2013 in Parksley, Va. Bundick is charged in connection with the latest of more than 70 arsons on Virginia's rural Eastern Shore, authorities said. She was arrested early Tuesday following a traffic stop near a vacant residence that had been set on fire in the town of Melfa, said state police spokeswoman Corinne Geller. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Steve Earley)
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ACCOMAC, Va. (AP) — A former volunteer firefighter and his girlfriend have been charged with setting a majority of the 70 arsons on Virginia’s Eastern Shore over the past five months.

Virginia State Police say 40-year-old Tonya S. Bundick and 38-year-old Charles R. Smith III were arrested early Tuesday after another vacant residence was set ablaze. Smith also goes by the alias Charles Applegate. He is a former captain of the Tasley Volunteer Fire Department.

Spokeswoman Corinne Geller says some of the fires do not appear to have been set by the pair.

Bundick and Smith live in Parksley, a small community where the first of 77 deliberately set fires was lit. It is not clear whether they have attorneys. Both are set to appear in court Wednesday.

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