Arrest made in homicide of Macon 16 year old, robbery was motive

Arrest made in Macon teen's shooting death

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.

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.

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