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Smith trial starts Thursday
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The arson trial of Charles Smith III will begin Thursday morning in Accomack County Circuit Court Smith is facing charges in 67 of the 77 reported arson cases occurring in Accomack County between November 13, 2012 and March 31, 2013.
Smith, along with his girlfriend Tanya Bundick are believed to have started the fires in mostly abandoned structures. The pair was after State Police and Accomack County Sheriffs officers observed Smith lighting an arson fire in Melfa in the 11:00 p.m. hour of March 31, 2013. The Accomack County Sheriff Department stopped the vehicle in Melfa as they left the scene of the crime and arrested both. While Smith is charged with setting 67 of the fires, Bundick has only been charged in the March 31 fire in Melfa.
WESR will be covering the trial and will report events as they unfold
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