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Bond $25 Million For Texas Man Accused Of Killing Ex-Wife, Abducting Son

James Calvert (File)

James Calvert (File)

TYLER (November 6, 2012)--Bond is now set at $25 million for James Calvert of Tyler, who was arrested in Louisiana and charged with capital murder in the death of his ex-wife and abduction of the couple’s 4-year-old son, for whom an Amber Alert was issued.

On Monday Tyler police on Monday transported Calvert, 41, from West Monroe, La., where he and the boy were found last Thursday.

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 last Wednesday afternoon after 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.

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

Calvert was initially detained on $2 million bond, waived extradition and was booked Monday on the higher bond into the jail in Tyler, about 190 miles west of West Monroe.


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