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PCSO issues missing person for LR man

PCSO issues missing person for LR man
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Pulaski County Sheriff's Office issued a missing person report Friday for a Little Rock man.

Cody McCann, 20, disappeared Jan. 10, and was last seen in the Landmark Area wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with "Honda" displayed on it, a white and red long-sleeve shirt with a razorback on the left chest, blue jeans and grey tennis shoes, according to his mother Brenda McCann.

If you have any information regarding McCann's disappearance, please contact the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office at (501) 340-6963.

 

Three suspects arrested for felony property theft crimes

Three suspects arrested for felony property theft crimes

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - The Benton Police Department responded to a break-in alarm at the Tractor Supply off Interstate 30 early Sunday morning. 

When police arrived to the scene, they found that a cable had been cut on some of the merchandise located outside of the store and a log splitter had been stolen. 

The suspects Autumn Page, 26, William Rogers, 55, of North Little Rock and Johnnie Wigley, 33, of England were arrested after Bryant Police conducted a traffic stop. 

They were charged with Breaking and Entering, Theft of Property, Possession of an Instrument of Crime, Use of Another Person's Property to Facilitate a Crime, and Criminal Mischief. Police are still investigating the incident, and more charges could follow. 

The Benton Police Department asks that if anyone has information about this crime to call (501) - 778-1171 or (501) 315-TIPS. 

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

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.

This Week in Argenta

This Week in Argenta

October 29: Live Entertainment!
Joint Venture Improv Comedy Group at The Joint

October 29: Ristorante Capeo weekly dinners inlcude Chicken Cacciatore plus the Chicken and Mushroom Risotto of the Week.

October 30: Live Entertainment!
Singer/Songwriter Heather Smith Patio Show at Crush Wine Bar
Pow Wow Launch Party at The Joint

College loan scams targeting graduates

College loan scams targeting graduates


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - As more and more students rack up college loan debt, scammers prey on their vulnerability. One recent college graduate is out hundreds of dollars after someone convinced her to shell out money to decrease her debt.

College loan debts account for the second highest form of consumer debt behind mortgages and are expected to increase not just in number but also in amount. Which is why, when recent grads hear someone can help them with that debt, they jump at the opportunity.

"They just took advantage of someone who just got out of college and did not know what to do," said Holly Morrison.

Morrison graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in May with $45,000 in debt.

"He just started talking about this is how much your debt is," said Morrison.

In August, she got a call from a company saying it could help her consolidate her loans.

Security taken seriously this year at Arkansas State Fair

Security taken seriously this year at Arkansas State Fair


LITTLE ROCK, Ark.(KTHV)- The Arkansas State Fair kicks off Friday and organizers say there will be plenty of security to ensure the safety of visitors.

Around half a million people are expected to pack the fairgrounds in Little Rock over its two-week run and Lt. Carl Minden with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office says security is a top priority.

"We'll be out in ATVs, golf carts. We'll have the mounted patrol, our horses out."

Lt. Minden with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office said his department along with Little Rock Police, State Police and 43 private security guards will be spread throughout the fair grounds and its perimeter.

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What's next legally for suspect in murder of realtor?

What's next legally for suspect in murder of realtor?


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Earlier Tuesday morning, Arron Lewis freely spoke to media members as deputies led him to jail and later on to court. Now the question is, can anything he said be used in court?

Arron Lewis nods Tuesday morning acknowledging he would be willing to plead guilty. At this point, we are told he cannot.

"There may come a time when perhaps they will be some sort of plea bargaining where he may decide to plead guilty to capital murder in exchange for them not seeking the death penalty," said UALR Law Professor Felecia Epps.

Epps says if prosecutors seek the death penalty, there cannot be a guilty plea now.

"There actually has to be a trial," said Epps. "There actually has to be a sentencing hearing where the jurors decide if the death penalty is the appropriate sentencing."