Search Continued Monday Night for Real Estate Agent Beverly Carter

Beverly Carter
SCOTT, AR — The suspect, accused of kidnapping Scott real estate agent Beverly Carter, is still being questioned at the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office.

He’s been questioned for the past eleven plus hours and detectives say he is still talking.

A sheriff’s spokesman says investigators believe Arron Lewis knows exactly where Carter is and that he could lead them to her, but he’s not giving up that information yet.

We’re also finding out, with the questioning, that deputies have hope Carter is still alive and out there somewhere…that’s why search efforts intensified today.

Volunteers and law enforcement officers worked together to find missing real estate agent Beverly Carter.

Searching from the skies above and pounding the pavement below, crews urgently looked for any signs of Carter as a break in the case came this morning.

Her husband Carl Carter said, “I would hope that he gives the officers any information they need because it’s important to bring Beverly home.”

Carl Carter says he does not recognize the kidnapping suspect, but he feels hopeful he’ll lead detectives to his wife.

He said, “I’m hoping and praying to God and I feel that Beverly is still alive.”

But after hours of interrogation and no answers, search crews continue to look for any signs.

Lonoke County Sheriff John Staley, who’s assisting in the search, said, “We’re hoping for the best, but we’re prepared for whatever comes.”

Lt. Carl Minden, with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, said, “We’re going to keep searching through the night.”

Going on just a couple hours of sleep the past four nights, Carl Carter finds strength from his two sons and the hundreds of volunteers helping him make it through one day at a time.

He said, “All the people that showed up, oh my God, if Beverly only knew the people that’s been scratching and digging and riding horses…she would be so thankful.”

The investigation will determine if search efforts will continue tomorrow.

A sheriff’s spokesman says Lewis does not have an attorney with him in the interrogation room, but he’s expected to make his first court appearance Tuesday morning.

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