Amber Alert Lifted After Man Accused Of Killing Wife, Taking Son Caught

An Amber Alert for a 4-year-old Texas boy who police say was abducted by his father after his mother was killed has been lifted.

Lucas Calvert (Family photo)

TYLER (November 1, 2012)--An East Texas man charged with capital murder in the death of his ex-wife and the abduction of their 4-year-old son was in custody Thursday and the boy was safe.

Early Thursday Tyler police announced the arrest of James Calvert, 41, in West Monroe, La., on a capital murder warrant.

His son, Lucas, was found unharmed in a car seat after a police chase that ended when Calvert’s vehicle crashed.

An Amber Alert was issued for the boy Wednesday afternoon after his mother, Jelena Sriraman, 30, was found shot to death in Tyler.

Police say James Calvert fled a traffic stop around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday in West Monroe, about 190 miles east of Tyler.

Officers recovered two guns from the car.

Calvert is held on $2 million bond.

The Tyler Morning Telegraph reported that another of the slain woman’s children was at school and is safe.

The woman's pastor, Larry Craig of Southern Oaks Baptist Church, told the newspaper the woman and Calvert had recently gone through a child-custody case in which she was awarded custody.


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