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September 30th, 2014
LITTLE ROCK â€” A man accused of abducting and killing a real estate agent in rural Arkansas pleaded not guilty Tuesday to preliminary charges of kidnapping and capital murder, hours after the woman's body was discovered in a shallow grave.
Arron Michael Lewis appeared in court Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to one count each of capital murder, kidnapping and robbery, as well as four weapons charges, according to the office of Pulaski County District Judge Wayne Gruber.
U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., who represents the state's Fourth District, is challenging incumbent Mark Pryor for his seat in the U.S. Senate.
Polls of likely voters indicate the race is considered a toss-up with some polls showing Cotton with a 3 to 4 percentage margin over Pryor.
The race between the two candidates has intensified in recent weeks in advance of the Nov. 4 general election.
U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., has been traveling the state as part of his campaign for re-election to the U.S. Senate and included a visit to The Saline Courier office on Tuesday.
During an interview with The Courier and in his campaign document "What's at Stake: A Study on Tom Cotton's Votes Against Arkansas," Pryor asserts that Cotton has received more than $20 million from the Club for Growth and a group founded by David and Charles Koch.