(AP) ACCOMAC, Va. - A woman suspected in a rash of arsons on the Eastern Shore of Virginia over the past five months is set to appear in court. But a hearing for her boyfriend, a former firefighter who police say helped set the fires, has been postponed.
Court officials say Tonya Bundick will be arraigned as scheduled on Wednesday. A similar hearing for her boyfriend, Charles R. Smith III, was postponed after he retained an attorney.
Smith's attorney was not available and his office said he would not comment.
Virginia State Police say Smith and Bundick are responsible for all but a handful of the 77 fires set on the Eastern Shore since November.
Although they were charged Tuesday in only one fire that was set late Monday night, state police say more charges are likely.
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