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Virginia Arsons Update: Tonya Bundick, woman arrested in latest arson case, due in court

This image provided by the Accomack County Jail shows Tonya S. Bundick, 40, of Parksley, Va., who has been charged with one felony count of arson and one felony count of conspiracy to commit arson in Accomack, Va., Tuesday April 2, 2013. State police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says 40-year-old Tonya S. Bundick was arrested shortly after midnight Tuesday near a vacant residence in Melfa that had been set on fire. AP Photo/Accomack County Jail

Tonya S. Bundick
Tonya S. Bundick, 40, of Parksley, Va., who was charged with one felony count of arson and one felony count of conspiracy to commit arson in Accomack, Va., Tuesday April 2, 2013.
AP Photo/Accomack County Jail
(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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