Rena Cassandra Crandell, 23, of Halethorpe, Md.
LA PLATA, Md. (April 15, 2016)—Charles County Sheriff's detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division have arrested Rena Cassandra Crandell, 23, of Halethorpe, Md., and Reigel Paul Wamack, 23, of Fairfax, Va., in connection with a homicide that occurred in January.
On Jan. 12, two men entered a house in the 11500 block of Terrace Drive in Waldorf. They displayed guns, demanded money and then shot and killed a resident, Michael Keith Beers, 34; his acquaintance, a 32-year-old male, was able to escape by jumping out a window. A female, who was inside the house during the home invasion, fled.
Detectives pursued leads and subsequently identified the female as Crandell and later determined she conspired with the suspects to rob the victims. She was arrested on April 10 in Baltimore. Detectives also identified one of the gunmen as Wamack. He was arrested on April 14 at 7 a.m. at his residence in Fairfax, Va.
Both Crandell and Wamack were charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, and robbery. Crandell is being held at the Charles County Detention Center with no bond, and Wamack is being held in Fairfax pending extradition to Charles County.
Detectives are pursuing leads to identify the third suspect.
Anyone with additional information is asked to call Det. C. Shankster at (301) 609-6513. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may contact Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS, texting CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitting tips online at tipsubmit.com.