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Realtor's murder sparks debate over issues with Arkansas parole system

Realtor's murder sparks debate over issues with Arkansas parole system

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Beverly Carter's murder has renewed the debate over the state of Arkansas' parole system.

Her accused killer, Arron Lewis, was on parole and is not the first Arkansas parolee to be accused of murder in the last couple years.

The state Department of Community Correction today told THV11 Lewis was a "pretty good parolee", reporteing to his parole officer regularly, passing all his drug tests and paying all his fees. Some say that is even more reason to tighten the state's parole laws.

Realtor's body found in shallow grave; suspect charged with murder

Realtor's body found in shallow grave; suspect charged with murder

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Pulaski County sheriff's deputies are reporting that they have located the body of missing real estate agent Beverly Carter, 49.

As of 6:45 a.m. Tuesday, 33-year-old Arron Lewis is officially charged with capital murder of Carter. He was initially booked on a kidnapping charge and a parole hold for the Arkansas Department of Corrections.

Lewis is also charged with robbery and four charges of possession of firearms by certain persons.

A press conference is scheduled for 2 p.m. with the sheriff's office to share more information. THV11 will be there.

Full Coverage: Search ends for missing realtor; suspect charged

Full Coverage: Search ends for missing realtor; suspect charged

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The man wanted in connection with the disappearance of a central Arkansas realtor will be facing charges of murder.

The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office said 33-year-old Arron Michael Lewis was taken into custody just after 10 a.m. Monday for the kidnapping of real estate agent Beverly Carter, 49. He was apprehended by the Little Rock Police Department Monday morning at Pleasant Pointe Apartments at 1602 Green Mountain Drive around 10 a.m.

Details of Lewis' arrest: http://on.kthv.com/1vpJsBt

The sheriff's office said Lewis was interrogated for 12 hours and eventually admitted to kidnapping Carter, but wouldn't say where she was.

He was booked just after midnight for kidnapping, and information gathered by investigators led to the location of Carter's body at the Pulaski/Lonoke County line.

Distracting driving mobilization in central Arkansas

Distracting driving mobilization in central Arkansas


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Distracted driving is a big concern to a Central Arkansas Traffic Enforcement Group.

To reduce the number of fatal crashes, the Central Arkansas Group has been conducting a distracted driving mobilization that started on September 22 and ends on Tuesday.

They're using marked and unmarked cars to identify drivers guilty of distracted driving and will issue them a violation citation. Arkansas State Police says so far they've given out 11 citations.


67-year-old woman raped, beaten in store parking lot

67-year-old woman raped, beaten in store parking lot


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) – Police have a Malvern man in custody for allegedly raping a 67-year-old Hot Springs woman.

Cpl. McCrary Means with the Hot Springs Police Dept. released an arrest report that states Larry Lavelle Jones, 36, is facing charges of rape, second degree battery, and robbery.

In the report, it states on Sept. 22 at 4:30 p.m. an employee of the Dillard's at 4501 Central Ave. ran up to an off-duty police officer working in the store saying the woman, who the officer was familiar with, was being attacked in the parking lot.

The officer says he ran out to the parking lot to the victim's car where he saw a man, identified as Jones, walking away. The officer states in the report Jones was sweating profusely with blood on his arm. He was immediately taken into custody.

Update: Names released in Hot Springs double shooting

Update: Names released in Hot Springs double shooting


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) – Hot Springs police is investigating the double homicide of two men.

Cpl. McCrary Means with HSPD said Sept. 22 at 9 pm. officers responded to Knights Inn on E. Grand about a shooting. When they arrived they found a 22-year-old Jeremy Simms lying on the sidewalk with an apparent gunshot wound, and a second victim, 32-year-old Dennis Gormley, was found a few feet away with a gunshot wound as well.

The Garland County Coroner pronounced both victims dead at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing.


Hot springs man charged with domestic battery

Hot springs man charged with domestic battery

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - A father in Hot Springs was arrested and charged after allegedly abusing his girlfriend and her one-month-old child.

John Adams was arrested over the weekend and charged with two counts of domestic battery. Police found the woman had injuries to her face, arms, knees and stomach.

In addition, the neighbor that called police told them that Adams knocked the baby's crib over and kicked the child.

Both mother and child were taken to a local hospital.