Suspect arrested in case of missing Arkansas Realtor

No word on Beverly Carter; suspect is on parole for theft

Arkansas sheriff’s deputies say they have arrested a suspect in the Thursday disappearance of Realtor Beverly Carter.

Aaron Michael Lewis, 33, was arrested Monday morning, but there is no other detail regarding the arrest and no word if Carter has been found.

Lewis was arrested for kidnapping, with the warrant being issued sometime Sunday.

Image: Find Beverly/Facebook

Carter, 49, a Crye-Leike Realtor from Scott, Arkansas, was last heard from when she called her husband, Carl Carter, about 5:30 p.m. Sept. 25.

“Our hearts and thoughts are with the Carter family at this tragic time, and we stand with Beverly’s community in Little Rock in support of the effort to bring her home quickly and safely,” a spokesperson for the National Association of Realtors told HousingWire. “The National Association of Realtors is fully committed to its members’ personal safety by continuing to help educate Realtors about potential threats and providing them with resources to protect themselves.”

Carter reportedly told her husband she was going to show a foreclosed home at 14202 Old River Drive to a client she had not met before.

Pictured: Aaron Michael Lewis/Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

The husband told police that he became concerned when by 9 p.m. his wife had not called. He drove to the site and found her brown Cadillac sport utility vehicle parked in the driveway with her purse inside it.

The door to the home at 14202 Old River Drive was open, he said.

Pictured: Beverly Carter

CBS11 in Arkansas reports that her husband received three mysterious texts from her phone at about 1 a.m. Sept. 26, just six hours after she disappeared, that didn't sound like her at all.

"All of a sudden I received three texts in a row. One said 'Yes.'… Then she sent another text that said, 'My phone's low. The battery's down, and I'll call you whenever I get signal.' …And, then, straight back-to-back, I received a text that said 'Oh, I'm out drinking with some friends,'" he recited. "Beverly's not a drinker…We just want our mom back, and my wife of 35 years…I need her."

Lewis, of Jacksonville, Arkansas, is on parole, having been released from jail in August 2013. He has a criminal history of theft, but nothing violent. 

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