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Amber Alert Canceled; Child Found Safe

Boy's father arrested

By Frank Heinz
|  Thursday, Nov 1, 2012  |  Updated 4:50 PM CDT
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Amber Alert Issued for Son of Slain Tyler Woman

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Amber Alert Issued for Son of Slain Tyler Woman

Tyler police have issued an Amber Alert for 4-year-old Lucas Calvert. Police say the boy's father, 42-year-old James Calvert, killed his former wife and abducted their 4-year-old son.
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Police have canceled an Amber Alert for a 4-year-old Tyler boy who was missing after his mother was shot to death.

James Calvert, 41, father of 4-year-old Lucas Calvert has been arrested in Louisiana.

Police in Monroe, La., tried to pull over a car matching the description of Calvert's Buick. Calvert led authorities on a short chase that ended in a crash. Officers found the boy unharmed in the backseat and his father behind the wheel, along with two guns inside the vehicle.

Calvert was booked into a jail in West Monroe, La., and will be transported to Tyler on a $2 million bond, according to police.

According to KETK-TV in Tyler, the boy was reported missing after the boy's mother, Jelena Calvert, was found fatally shot in the 3300-block of Bain Place.

Police issued a capital murder arrest warrant for James Calvert on Wednesday night.

KETK reported that the couple were in an ongoing custody battle.

The couple's other child, a 5-year-old who attends Woods Elementary School, is under police protection, KETK reported.

Calvert's charges in Texas are for capital murder and kidnapping. He now faces charges in Louisiana for evading arrest.

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