LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) — Pulaski County sheriff’s deputies are reporting that they have located the body of missing real estate agent Beverly Carter, 49.
As of 6:45 a.m. Tuesday, 33-year-old Arron Lewis is officially charged with capital murder of Carter. He was initially booked on a kidnapping charge and a parole hold for the Arkansas Department of Corrections.
Lewis is also charged with robbery and three charges of possession of firearms by certain persons.
A press conference is scheduled for 2 p.m. with the sheriff’s office to share more information. THV11 will be there.
After over 12 hours of interviewing by investigators, Lewis was transported and booked into the Pulaski County Regional Detention Facility (PCRDF). Shortly after he was booked, investigators obtained information that led them to the 12100 block of Hwy 5 (Cabot city address in Pulaski County), which is the location of Argos Concrete Co., about 20 miles from where she reportedly disappeared.
Investigators located Carter’s body in a shallow grave on the property. Her family was then notified.
Tuesday morning, Pulaski County Sheriff Doc Holladay shared a few statements on the arrest of Arron Lewis for the murder of Beverly Carter.
Lewis was originally booked on kidnapping charges around 12:40 Tuesday morning. He is currently being held on a $1 million bond.
In court Tuesday morning, Lewis pleaded not guilty to all charges.
During his walk from the sheriff’s office to the jail, Lewis made several statements including apologizing to Carter’s family, and claiming of a co-defendant “Trevor”, but authorities say that statement is unfounded and he is the only person charged in this case.
Search crews from all over the state were in Scott on Monday. “That was the location where she was last known to be so that was where we hedged our bet on searching,” he added. “What we’re trying to piece together is what is that connection; why did he pick Mrs. Carter? We don’t know.”
THV11 has learned that Lewis is a former employee of Argos Concrete. The general manager said he worked for the company about 30-40 days before quitting about four weeks ago.
Beverly Carter, agent at Crye-Leike – North Little Rock and member of the North Pulaski Board of REALTORS®, was reported missing last night by her husband after she never returned home from a showing. If you have any information about her whereabouts, please contact the Sheriff’s Office at (501) 340-6600.
Please keep Beverly and her family in your thoughts and prayers.
If you can help canvass the area where Beverly went missing or contribute to a reward fund, please contact David Goldstein at 501-258-8545 or Carol Slattery at 501-517-0368.
(Photo: Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – A central Arkansas real estate agent is missing.
The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office is searching for 49-year-old Beverly Carter. She was reported missing by her husband Sept. 25 after she was supposed to meet an unknown person at a home on Old River Road in Scott to show a house around 5:30 p.m.
After three and half hours of no contact, her husband went to the home on Old River Road and found his wife’s car with her purse inside, but she was nowhere to be found.
Beverly Carter was last seen wearing a black sleeveless shirt and red shorts.
If you have any information regarding Carter’s whereabouts, contact the Sheriff’s Office at (501) 340-6600.