Prosecutor Releases New Details In Central Arkansas Realtor Murder
LITTLE ROCK (KFSM)- Authorities have released the court documents detailing the arrests of two people charged in the death of central Arkansas realtor Beverly Carter in September.
Arron Lewis and his estranged wife Crystal Lowery were formally charged Monday (Nov. 24). Lewis was charged with capital murder, kidnapping and felon in possession of a firearm. Lowery was charged with capital murder and kidnapping. Both are being held without bond. Lowery is at the Pulaski County Detention Center, while Lewis is in state prison because of a parole violation. Lewis has previously been convicted of four felonies.
The arrest report for Lewis states he had confessed to the kidnapping of Beverly Carter, but refused to give the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office Carter’s location. New details also show Lewis and Carter’s telephone records were traced to a location off of Highway 5 in Pulaski County. A search of the nearby area led investigators to Carter’s body, which was found in a shallow grave bound with duct tape.
The arrest report for Lowery states she was taken into custody at her house based on outstanding warrants, but doesn’t provide any new details as to her involvement in Carters kidnapping and death and the charges filed against her.
According to the document listing the charges against Lewis and Lowery, the two are accused of kidnapping Carter “for ransom or reward… with the purpose of terrorizing her or another person.” The documents state that “in the course of and in the furtherance of the felony, or in immediate flight therefrom, [the suspects] or an accomplice caused the death of Beverly Carter.”
You can read the documents released by the prosecutor’s office here.
Little Rock Police arrested Lewis on Sept. 30, five days after Carter’s family reported her missing when she didn’t come home following an appointment to show a house in Scott.
Lowery was arrested on Oct. 30 at her home in Jacksonville.
The Beverly Carter case has been turned over to the Pulaski County prosecutor’s office from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office.
Lewis’ criminal record shows some of his prior crimes were committed in Northwest Arkansas.