Arkansas Judge Says Car Evidence Is Inadmissible In Murder Case

Dec 17, 2015

Slain real estate agent Beverly Carter.
Credit Pulaski County Sheriff's Office

A Pulaski County judge has ruled that evidence found in the car of a man charged in the death of a central Arkansas real estate agent cannot be introduced at trial.

Circuit Court Judge Herbert Wright said in a ruling late Wednesday that the evidence taken from Arron Lewis' car was obtained using an overly broad search warrant, not during an inventory of items when the car was impounded. Lewis is charged with kidnapping and capital murder in the 2014 killing of Beverly Carter.

Wright had previously ruled evidence taken from Lewis' home, car and some statements made to investigators were inadmissible because they were obtained improperly.

The state had appealed his decision on the evidence found in the car saying it could have been obtained during an impound inventory.