Bond $25M For Texan Accused Of Killing Ex-wife; Man Was Captured In La.
TYLER, Texas (AP) — Bond has been raised to $25 million for an East Texas man captured in Louisianaand charged with killing his ex-wife and fleeing with their 4-year-old son.
Smith County jail records show James Calvert of Tyler was being held Tuesday on a capital murder charge a day after being indicted.
Tyler police on Monday transported Calvert from West Monroe, La., where father and son were located last Thursday. The boy was not harmed following a chase that left the Calvert vehicle wrecked.
The boy's mother, Jelena Sriraman, was found shot to death a day earlier in Tyler.
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, La.