UPDATE: Wesley Holt appeared before a Bibb County magistrate judge Thursday afternoon and was denied bond.


Bibb County Sheriff's Office has made an arrest in the death of a 16-year-old Macon boy.

Wesley Jamison Holt, 19, of Macon is charged with murder in the shooting death of Jayvon Sherman, according to a Bibb County Sheriff's Office news release.

Holt was arrested at about 2 p.m. Wednesday, the news release states. According to an arrest warrant, Sherman was shot once in the chest and robbery was the motive.

Sherman, a student at Central High, was on his way to school when he was shot to death at about 8 a.m. Oct. 19. His body was found at the corner of Beech Avenue and Pio Nono Avenue in Macon -- the site of the former Winship Elementary School.

Jayvon Sherman (courtesy of Sherman family)

Holt was arrested and charged in Dec. 2015 with burglary. Then 17, Bibb investigators say they caught Holt in a burglary in progress at 2844 Cherry Ave.