Beverly Carter's body found in shallow grave on Highway 5 in northern Pulaski County — UPDATED | Arkansas Blog

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Beverly Carter's body found in shallow grave on Highway 5 in northern Pulaski County — UPDATED

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BODY FOUND: Map illustrates location Beverly Carter's body was found. - KARK/KLRT
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  • BODY FOUND: Map illustrates location Beverly Carter's body was found.

BEVERLY CARTER
  • BEVERLY CARTER
News this morning from the Pulaski sheriff's office on the discovery of the body of Beverly Carter, the North Little Rock real estate agent who was reported missing Thursday night.: KARK/KLRT reports the body was found behind a Daylight Donuts shop.

The site is some 18 miles north of the last real estate appointment at which Carter was expected, but near a cement plant that Facebook posts suggest once might have employed the murder suspect. A dump truck was seized by police in west Little Rock shortly after a police call led to the suspect's arrest.

On September 29, 2014 at about 10:15 a.m., Arron Lewis was apprehended by the Little Rock Police Department on his outstanding Kidnapping warrant out of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO). Lewis was brought to the Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division for questioning. After over 12 hours of interviewing by Investigators, Lewis was transported and  booked into the Pulaski County Regional Detention Facility (PCRDF). Lewis admitted post  Miranda to kidnapping Beverly Carter, but would not divulge her whereabouts.

Shortly after Lewis was booked into the PCRDF, PCSO Investigators obtained information that led them to the 12100 block of Hwy 5 (Cabot city address in Pulaski County). Investigators located a body in a shallow grave on the property. The body was identified as Beverly Carter. The family was then notified of the finding.

Arron Lewis’ charges will be amended to Capital Murder. Lewis remains in the PCRDF on his charges and a parole hold for the Arkansas Department of Corrections.

The Sheriff’s Office would like to extend their gratitude to all of the volunteers who aided in the search for Beverly Carter and the various agencies that assisted during the investigation. The Sheriff’s Office also extends their deepest condolences to the Carter family for their tragic loss.

UPDATE: The LRPD has released the police report from yesterday's arrest of Arron Lewis in Little Rock, including information about Lewis leaping from a second story window while attempting to escape police, and pulling a box cutter on a citizen who was following him while on the phone with police. The narrative from the report appears below: 

ON THE ABOVE DATE OFFICER NELLIS AND I RESPONDED TO A SUSPICIOUS PERSON CALL AT THE SUBWAY ON 1700 GREEN MOUNTAIN DRIVE. WHEN WE ARRIVED IN THE AREA, WE OBSERVED SEVERAL CITIZENS STANDING IN THE ROADWAY POINTING TOWARDS PLEASANT POINTE APARTMENTS. WHEN WE ENTERED THE APARTMENT COMPLEX, THERE WAS A LARGE GROUP OF CITIZENS STANDING AROUND THE CLUB HOUSE/OFFICE. THE GROUP OF CITIZENS ADVISED ARRON LEWIS (W/M 01/13/1981- KIDNAPPING SUSPECT) RAN INTO THE CLUB HOUSE/OFFICE AND DID NOT COME OUT.

OFFICER NELLIS AND I ENTERED THE BUILDING TO SEARCH FOR MR. LEWIS. WHEN I ENTERED THE COURTYARD OF THE BUILDING, I OBSERVED MR. LEWIS SITTING IN A SECOND STORY WINDOW. I ORDERED MR. LEWIS TO GET OUT OF THE WINDOW BUT HE REFUSED AND JUMPED OUT OF THE WINDOW. I ADVISED OFFICER NELLIS, MR. LEWIS HAD JUMPED OUT OF THE WINDOW AND WHEN I RAN BACK OUTSIDE I OBSERVED OFFICER NELLIS HOLDING MR. LEWIS AT GUNPOINT. MR. LEWIS LAID ON THE GROUND AND I TOOK HIM INTO CUSTODY WITHOUT INCIDENT.

I MADE CONTACT WITH MARSHALL COHEN (W/M 04/30/1993) AND [HE] ADVISED HE OBSERVED MR. LEWIS STANDING IN FRONT OF THE VAPOR SHOP AND ATTEMPTED TO MAKE CONTACT WITH MR. LEWIS. MR. COHEN ADVISED MR. LEWIS RAN WEST BOUND INTO THE PLEASANT POINTE APARTMENTS AND HE RAN AFTER HIM. MR. COHEN ADVISED HE RECOGNIZED MR. LEWIS FROM THE NEWS BROADCAST AS A WANTED SUBJECT. I THEN MADE CONTACT WITH ADAM NASH (W/M 11/04/1982) WHO ADVISED HE PULLED UP IN FRONT OF THE VAPOR SHOP LOCATED IN THE SHOPPING CENTER AT 1700 GREEN MOUNTAIN. MR. NASH ADVISED MR. LEWIS APPROACHED HIM AND ASKED HIM ABOUT THE VAPOR STORE. MR. NASH ADVISED HE WAS LOOKING AT MR. LEWIS' PHOTO ON HIS PHONE AND CALLED 911. MR. NASH ADVISED MR. LEWIS BEGAN WALKING WEST BOUND TOWARDS PLEASANT POINTE APARTMENTS. MR. NASH ADVISED MR. LEWIS BEGAN RUNNING AND HE CHASED AFTER HIM. MR. NASH ADVISED MR. LEWIS THREW SOME GLOVES DOWN WHILE HE WAS RUNNING WHICH OFFICERS RECOVERED THEM.

MR. NASH ADVISED WHEN THEY GOT NEAR THE CLUBHOUSE/OFFICE BUILDING; MR. LEWIS STOPPED RUNNING AND TURNED AROUND. MR. NASH ADVISED MR. LEWIS HAD A BOX CUTTER IN HIS HAND SO HE BACK AWAY. MR. NASH ADVISED MR. LEWIS ASKED WHY MR. NASH WAS CHASING HIM AND MR. NASH REPLIED HE KNEW HE WAS THE GUY WANTED FOR KIDNAPPING THE REALTOR. MR. NASH ADVISED MR. LEWIS RAN INTO THE CLUBHOUSE / OFFICE AND THEN POLICE ARRIVED. SGT. HAMPTON AND LT. WHEELER RESPONDED TO THE AREA. MR. LEWIS` WARRANT WAS CONFIRMED THROUGH COMMUNICATIONS. PCSO WAS NOTIFIED AND REQUESTED MR. LEWIS TO BE TRANSPORTED TO PCSO. OFFICER NELLIS TRANSPORTED MR. LEWIS TO PCSO AND I FOLLOWED. ONCE AT PCSO, PULASKI COUNTY SHERIFFS DETECTIVES TOOK CUSTODY OF MR. LEWIS. MR. LEWIS REFUSED MEDICAL AND ADVISED HE WAS NOT INJURED. MY VEHICLE WAS NOT EQUIPPED WITH MVR.

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