Suspect Wanted In Real Estate Agent’s Kidnapping Has Ties to Washington, Benton Counties

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LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) – Police have issued an arrest warrant for a man in connection to the disappearance of a Pulaski County real estate agent.

Authorities are looking for Aaron Michael Lewis, 33, from Jacksonville, Ark., in connection to the disappearance of Beverly Carter, 51. He’s wanted on the charge of kidnapping, according to investigators.

Lewis has a criminal history across Arkansas, including several recent arrests in Benton and Washington counties, authorities said. Currently, Lewis is out of jail and on parole, investigators said. He has been charged with the following crimes in the past:

  • Felony theft of property (Washington County Sheriff’s Office)
  • Obstruction of government operations (Benton County Sheriff’s Office)
  • Failure to appear misdemeanor and felony (Benton County Sheriff’s Office)
  • Accomplice to theft of property (Benton County Sheriff’s Office)
  • Theft of property misdemeanor and felony (Benton County Sheriff’s Office)
  • Unlawful removal of theft device (Benton County Sheriff’s Office)
  • Other out of state charges from the Kansas City Police Department and the Utah Department of Corrections
 Investigators said they talked with Lewis while he was being treated at an area hospital to be treated  for injuries  to his face, following a car accident earlier Sunday morning. He was a person of interest in Carter’s disappearance at that time. However, Lewis left abruptly in the middle of testing and has not been heard from since.
“They feel frustrated he left,” Minden said. “Obviously it’s not something we can control. If someone is not under arrest, and we go into a hospital, we’re just not allowed to go back there. But, yeah, it is frustrating to know that you knew where he was, and you just didn’t have an arrest warrant for him at that time.”
Investigators were able to get an arrest warrant for Lewis later in the day.
Authorities are not releasing details about how Lewis is believed to be connected to Carter’s disappearance.
He’s described as a white male standing at 5 feet, 11 inches and weighing around 156 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. Authorities said Lewis is considered dangerous.  If you have any information about where Lewis could be, call the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office at (501) 340-6600.
Carter was last heard from on Friday, Sept. 25, when she was supposed to meet an unknown person at a home in Scott, Arkansas around 5:30 p.m. After three and half hours of no contact, her husband went to the house and found his wife’s car with her purse and wallet inside; however, Carter was nowhere to be found.
Investigators say there is not any trace of a crime.

She was last seen wearing a black sleeveless shirt and red shorts. She is around 5 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs around 145 pounds. She is also said to have blonde hair and green eyes.

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