Arkansas Crime

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7:16 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Advocates Urge Lawmakers For Juvenile Justice Reform

Advocates officials and lawmakers discuss the state's juvenile justice system.
Credit Sarah Whites-Koditschek

Legislators heard from advocates and officials hoping to reform the state's judicial justice system on Wednesday. Panelists told lawmakers Arkansas is institutionalizing too many young people for minor offenses and the costs are high.

Madelyn Keith is with the Arkansas Youth Services Association. She wants more intervention to happen at the community level.

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8:42 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Funeral To Be Held Saturday For Slain Arkansas Real Estate Agent

Beverly Carter

Funeral services have been set for an Arkansas real estate agent who was found dead five days after she never returned from an appointment to show a house.
 
Crye-Leike Realtors says the funeral for Beverly Carter will be held Saturday morning at First Pentecostal Church in North Little Rock.

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4:16 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Authorities: Suspect In Murder Of Realtor Had Appointment To View Home

Prosecuting Attorney Larry Jegley speaking during a press conference Tuesday afternoon, with Capt. Simon Haynes (far left) and Sheriff Doc Holladay (right).
Credit Michael Hibblen / KUAR News

A real estate agent, whose body was found in a shallow grave early Tuesday, had been contacted by the suspect in her murder to view a house in Scott, investigators said.

A few key details of the investigation by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office were shared during a news conference Tuesday afternoon. Earlier in the day, 33-year-old Arron Michael Lewis pleaded not guilty to preliminary charges of capital murder, kidnapping and robbery. He had been arrested by Little Rock Police Monday.

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10:19 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Suspect Pleads Not Guilty In The Death Of Real Estate Agent

Arron Michael Lewis being transported by the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office Tuesday morning.
Credit KARK-TV 4

A man accused of abducting and killing a real estate agent in rural Arkansas has pleaded not guilty to preliminary charges of kidnapping and capital murder.

Arron Michael Lewis appeared in court Tuesday. The office of Pulaski County District Judge Wayne Gruber said Lewis pleaded not guilty to one count each of capital murder, kidnapping and robbery, as well as four weapons charges.

The 33-year-old Lewis is being held on $1 million bail.

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7:46 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Body Of Arkansas Real Estate Agent Found

Authorities say the body of an Arkansas real estate agent who disappeared Thursday has been found in a shallow grave at a concrete company.
 
Pulaski County Sheriff's Office Lt. Carl Minden says Beverly Carter's body was found early Tuesday in a rural area about 25 miles northeast of Little Rock.
 
Arron Michael Lewis is being held in the Pulaski County jail on $1 million bail on suspicion of capital murder, robbery and kidnapping in connection with Carter's death. Formal charges are pending.
 
Police say Lewis admitted to kidnapping Carter.
 

Local & Regional News
11:13 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Suspect Arrested In Disappearance Of Arkansas Real Estate Agent

A police photo of Aaron Michael Lewis, after being injured in a traffic accident on Sunday.
Credit Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office

Authorities have arrested a man wanted in connection with an Arkansas real estate agent who has been missing since last week.

The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office says Little Rock police arrested 33-year-old Arron Michael Lewis on Monday morning. Lewis was named in an arrest warrant Sunday on suspicion of kidnapping 49-year-old Beverly Carter.

Authorities say Carter had planned to show a house in Scott on Thursday night but never returned from the appointment. She was still missing Monday morning.

No details were immediately released about Lewis' arrest.

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Local & Regional News
4:00 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Authorities Search For Missing Little Rock Real Estate Agent

Pulaski County authorities are searching for a real estate agent who disappeared after going to show a home in Scott.

Authorities said Friday that 49-year-old Beverly Carter of Scott was reported missing by her husband about 11 p.m. Thursday.

Deputies say Carter's husband told authorities he last heard from his wife about 5:30 p.m. when she was supposed to meet someone at the home. He said he went to the home to search for Carter after she failed to contact him.

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1:07 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Jury Unable To Reach Verdict In Road Rage Shooting Death

The murder trial of a man charged in a road rage shooting death in Little Rock has ended in mistrial after the jury was unable to reach a verdict.

A Pulaski County judge declared the mistrial Friday morning on the second day of deliberations in the case against 29-year-old Chris Schnarr.

Schnarr was charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Arista Aldridge in May 2013 after the two men narrowly avoided a collision in Little Rock.

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10:32 am
Thu September 25, 2014

Arkansas Supreme Court Upholds Convictions Of Two On Death Row

The Arkansas Supreme Court has upheld the convictions of two men sitting on death row in separate rulings.

Justices on Thursday upheld the capital murder convictions of Derek Sales and Gregory Decay, both of whom were sentenced to death. Sales was convicted in the April 16, 2005, slaying of Willie York of Bradley County. Decay was convicted in the April 3, 2007, shooting deaths of Kevin Jones and Kendall Rice of Fayetteville.

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4:37 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Escaped Arkansas Inmate Captured Near Kansas City, Missouri

Anael Castro-Hernandez
Credit Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office

Pulaski County authorities say an inmate who escaped in Little Rock while being taken to a court hearing has been recaptured.

Sheriff's Lt. Carl Minden says Anael Castro-Hernandez was captured Tuesday by U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force members from Kansas City, Missouri, and Kansas City, Kansas. Minden says a source provided Arkansas authorities with information that Castro-Hernandez was in the Kansas City metro area.

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