Judge orders Omahan charged with weekend murder to be held without bail | national news


A judge has ordered an Omaha man charged with second-degree murder to be held without bail.


Jordan Humphrey, 21, is accused of fatally shooting 18-year-old Dayton Wenz on Saturday night near 34th and Davenport streets.

Police were called to the area around 11 p.m. Saturday to investigate a report of gunshots. Officers found Wenz suffering from gunshot wounds. Wenz, a 2022 graduate of Omaha Central High School, was taken to Nebraska Medical Center, where he died.

Prosecutor Eric Fabian of the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office said in court Tuesday that Wenz and Humphrey met so Wenz could purchase Xanax from Humphrey. Wenz allegedly grabbed the bag of Xanax that Humphrey was holding and ran away.

Schuyler Buckingham-Yeoman

Buckingham Yeoman

Alicia Granneman


Fabian said two people who were with Humphrey, Schuyler Buckingham-Yeoman, 18, and Alicia Granneman, 19, followed Wenz, calling out his location to Humphrey. Humphrey eventually caught up to Wenz and shot him seven times with a gun, Fabian said.

Buckingham-Yeoman is accused of hiding the gun Humphrey allegedly used in his basement. He is also accused of hiding the getaway car in his garage. Granneman is accused of helping hide the car.

Douglas County Judge Thomas Harmon ordered that Buckingham-Yeoman and Granneman each be held on $500,000 bail, meaning they would each have to pay 10%, or $50,000, to be freed.

Humphrey was also charged with use of a weapon to commit a felony, possession of a defaced firearm, tampering with evidence and two counts of drug possession with intent to distribute.

At a Tuesday afternoon vigil near where Wenz was killed, dozens of family members, friends and supporters described Wenz as kind, funny and someone children looked up to before. his life from being derailed by drug addiction.

“He was my shining star,” Wenz’s mother, Sarah, said. “We already miss him a lot.”

The murder was the 13th recorded homicide this year in Omaha. That compares to 23 homicides at this time in 2021 and 25 in 2020.

World-Herald writer Dan Crisler contributed to this report.


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