DATE: December 30, 2021
CONTACT: Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6557 or (240) 682-1658
On December 9, the victim negotiated the sale of tennis shoes, via a social media app, with someone he was familiar with. During the sale, which occurred in Waldorf, the suspect produced a handgun and robbed the victim. Detectives pursued leads and were able to positively identify the suspect as Geordie Cornelious Rauda, 18, of Temple Hills, MD. An arrest warrant was obtained. Rauda was arrested on December 29 and he is currently being detained at the Charles County Detention Center without bond. The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is reminding people to take precautions when making online transactions in person. Always meet in a public place, such as a police department, take another person with you and always tell someone of your plans. Anyone with additional information is asked to call Detective Logsdon at 301-609-6436. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted online at www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com or by using the P3Intel mobile app. The investigation is ongoing.
The Charles County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) was accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) in 2001 and has since earned the highest rating of Excellence. Established in 1658, the CCSO is one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the United States. For more information, visit www.ccso.us.
Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of a person responsible for a crime in Charles County. All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous. Anyone with information about an unsolved crime or the location of a fugitive may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted online at www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com or by using the P3Intel mobile app, which can be found in the Android Store and Apple store by searching P3tips. For more information about the P3 program, click on this link: www.p3intel.com.