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Estranged wife of Arron Lewis arrested in connection with realtor's death
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Estranged wife of Arron Lewis arrested in connection with realtor's death

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – A second person has been arrested in the death of a central Arkansas real-estate agent.

According Lt. Carl Minden with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office, Crystal Hope Lowery, 41, of Jacksonville, has been arrested in connection to Beverly Carter's death, and charged with capital murder and kidnapping. She was taken into custody at her home Thursday.

"We've had suspicions all along," Minden said. "This is something that through the investigative process they were able to wrap up today."

According to court documents, she is the estranged wife of 33-year-old Arron Michael Lewis—the man originally arrested and charged with murder in this case in late September. She apparently filed for divorce on Oct. 17 on the ground of general indignities and has been separated from him since August 27.

On September 29, Lowery was apparently cited and released on a misdemeanor warrant for theft by receiving, according to police records.

Minden informed THV11 that warrants for this arrest were sealed, as are the other warrants and report regarding this arrest.

Meanwhile, a neighbor who wished to remain anonymous reacted to Lowery's arrest. "This is too close to home," said the man. "Two doors down on the opposite side of the street."

Carter disappeared after telling family she was going to show a home to a cash buyer. Her body was found several days later in a shallow grave almost 20 miles from the home she was showing.

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