Grand jury indicts man for murder of 19-year-old Calvin Smith

Calvin Smith (Source: Family members)
Calvin Smith (Source: Family members)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A Baton Rouge man has been indicted for the murder of 19-year-old Calvin Smith that happened in January.

A shooting in the parking lot of Carlin's Food-Mart on Plank Road on January 11 left Smith dead and Sidney Ellois behind bars. Detectives said Smith had been shot several times and it happened after an argument.

Smith was from Plaquemine, La.

In February Ellois was booked on charges of second-degree murder, principle to second-degree murder, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, armed robbery, illegal possession of a stolen firearm and aggravated cruelty to animals. He was arrested after a Crime Stoppers tip led investigators to his home.

His bond was set at $241,000.

A grand jury returned a second degree murder indictment Wednesday.

According to police, Ellois is also accused of ordering a 16-year-old to shoot a man as they walked down the road on Oct. 28, 2014. Investigators said the intended victim was not injured and the teen was arrested.

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