Bond denied for Eastern Shore arson suspect
Accomack Co., Va. – A woman charged with arson on the Eastern Shore headed back to court this morning.
Tonya Bundick is charged with arson and conspiracy to commit arson.
Virginia State Police say they are confident that Bundick and her fiancee Charles Smith, who also goes by Charlie Applegate, are responsible for the majority of the 77 arsons set in Accomack County between November and March.
Bundick had a bond hearing in Accomack County General District Court Wednesday, where bond was denied.
Smith was also denied bond during a hearing last week.
Bundick was relatively quiet on her way back to jail after being denied bond – that is, until this explosion directed at a reporter from another television station:
“Just *expletive* you. Oh *expletive* you and your DUI case, what they *expletive* about that dude?”
Inside court, Bundick first dealt with two traffic infractions before requesting bond on her arson charges.
Her friend and neighbor testified that Bundick was a good mother and that she was completely in shock by the arson accusations.
The prosecution argued that Bundick was a flight risk, given the magnitude of fires State Police say she and Smith, set.
The judge agreed – denying the motion for bond.