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No Bail For Bundick: Accused Arsonist Faces 62 New Charges

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ACCOMAC, Va. - The case against accused arsonist Tonya Bundick continues to grow.

She initially faced two counts of arson-related charges, but she now faces dozens more, many of which are felonies.

Now, she's back behind bars awaiting her next court date, again with no bond. She faces 62 additional charges for her alleged involvement in the 70-plus blazes that ravaged Accomack County dating back to November 12th 2012.

In an interview with Accomack County sheriff Todd Godwin and special agent Robert Barnes on April 1st, the night of his arrest, Charles Smith said he only set fires with Bundick.

"Nobody else?" asked Godwin.

"That's why I said you have nothing else to worry about," said Smith.

The new charges from the Commonwealth Attorney's office come more than a month after Smith pleaded guilty and videos of interviews with investigators from the night of his arrest were released.

That night, Smith told police the extent of damage done, opening up about Bundick's alleged involvement.

"You know what, I'm just going to tell you everything," said Smith to investigators.

"Tell us man," said Godwin. "Now is time to come clean. Get it off your chest."

"She set all of those [fires]," said Smith.

"These first ones?" asked Barnes.

"Yeah," said Smith.

WMDT reviewed Bundick's latest indictment, with 53 of the new charges handed down as felonies.

But she faces four fewer charges than Smith.

According to court documents and Smith himself, he began setting more of the fires to protect Bundick, something he started after November 19th, the night she was almost caught.

Bundick allegedly set two fires that night at two homes on Drummond Lane.

"So that one she did?" asked Barnes.

"Yeah, she did that," said Smith.

"Okay, because I just put a star besides that because I knew that where you said you started," said Barnes.

"Oh no, I meant I started right after that one because that's the one they almost busted her on," said Smith. "Because if they would have looked a little bit harder--"

"Was she there?" asked Godwin.

"Oh yeah," said Smith.

"Was she laying in the woods?" asked Godwin.

"Oh yeah," said Smith.

You know, we looked for her," said Barnes. "You know, we looked good because we had the infrared camera looking for her, body heat or anything."

"You didn't look in the right place, because she was laying right in the middle of come out, that field right behind the Forestry Department, and that's where she was laying," said Smith.

These charges, along with several motions, are expected to be discussed in court on December 11th.

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