LITTLE ROCK — Little Rock police arrested a Jacksonville man Monday in the disappearance of a real estate agent.

LITTLE ROCK — Little Rock police arrested a Jacksonville man Monday in the disappearance of a real estate agent.


Arron Michael Lewis, 33, was apprehended Monday morning on a warrant charging him in the kidnapping of Beverly Lyn Carter, 49, Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Carl Minden said.


The warrant set Lewis’ bond at $1 million.


Carter, a resident of Scott and an agent with Crye-Leike Realtors of North Little Rock, has been missing since Thursday. Authorities said she was last heard from at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, when she called her husband, Carl Carter, to say she was going to show a house in the Scott area.


Carl Carter went to the house a few hours later and found his wife’s car, with her purse inside it, and discovered the door to the house was unlocked, according to a sheriff’s office report.


Lewis was considered a person of interest in Carter’s disappearance when he was involved in a car accident in Sherwood shortly before 10 a.m. Sunday, Minden said. Witnesses told authorities Lewis was driving at a high rate of speed on a curve when he lost control and crashed into a concrete barrier.


Lewis was taken to Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock, where he was undergoing tests when he walked away from the hospital, Minden said. At that time Lewis was not under arrest, but the sheriff’s office obtained a warrant for his arrest later in the day.


Little Rock police apprehended Lewis in west Little Rock after a witness spotted him at a bus stop Monday morning and called 911.


Lewis was on parole at the time of his arrest. His criminal history includes convictions of theft of property in Washington County; obstruction of government operations, failure to appear, theft of property, being an accomplice to theft of property and unlawful removal of a theft device in Benton County; and offenses in Kansas and Utah that Minden did not identify.


Lewis wrote on his Facebook page on July 19 that he had just been hired by Argos, a concrete company.


Beverly Carter remained missing late Monday afternoon. Minden would not say how investigators identified Lewis as a suspect in the case.