Thursday, August 15, 2013

Tonya Bundick To Be Released On Bail

Tonya Susan Bundick who along with her boyfriend Charles R. Smith III was implicated in 67 arson cases between November and April, was granted bond Thursday morning in Accomack County Circuit Court. Judge Glen Tyler granted a $30,000 bond on condidions that a professional bondsman be utilized and that Bundick agreed to remain in Accomack and Northampton Counties while on bond. The only exception would be for emergency medical treatment with written proof.

Bundick was charged with one count of arson and one count of conspiracy to commit arson by an Accomack County Grand Jury in July. The maximum sentence on each count is 10 years for a total of 20 years. Her boyfriend, Charles R. Smith III was charged with setting 67 of the 76 fires that occurred from November 2012 to April 2013. Bundick was only formally charged with arson and conspiracy to commit arson in a fire near Melfa on April 1 which led to the arrest of the pair.

Smith is behind bars with bail denied awaiting trial.


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