Three Arrested for Homicide of Maurice Williams
On August 30, 2014, 1:03 a.m., officers of the Lincoln (NE) Police Department were dispatched to 5062 R Street #1115 on the report of a shooting. Twenty-one year old Maurice L. Williams was found with a single gunshot wound to the chest. He was transported to Bryan Health -West Campus where he was pronounced deceased.
Witnesses reported Maurice Williams was shot during a home-invasion robbery. He was struggling with an armed intruder when a gunshot was heard. The three suspects fled the scene. Two other residents inside the apartment were not injured.
During the investigation, Derick Lewis, Joshua Nootenboom-Carr and Jason Holmes were developed as suspects. Police received information that Nootenboom-Carr shot Maurice Williams. Joshua Nootenboom-Carr and Derick Lewis went into the apartment to commit the robbery, while Jason Holmes waited in the car.
A rifle, believed to have been used in the homicide, was recovered on September 12, 2014. Subsequent examination by the Nebraska State Patrol Crime Laboratory confirmed the rifle was a ballistic match to the weapon that killed Maurice Williams. A fingerprint belonging to Nootenboom-Carr was also found on the weapon.
On October 29, 2014, Jason Holmes was located at his home and arrested for Accessory to 1st degree Murder and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery. He was lodged at the Lancaster County Jail. Derick Lewis and Joshua Nootenboom-Carr, already incarcerated for unrelated offenses, were arrested for 1st degree Murder and Attempted Robbery. Nootenboom-Carr was also cited for Use of a Firearm to Commit a Felony and Possession of a Stolen Firearm.