Red Lodge man charged with beating girlfriend

A Red Lodge man is jailed on charges that he kidnapped and repeatedly beat his girlfriend after her former boyfriend gave her a hug in a Red Lodge bar. Avery Joseph Bradshaw pleaded not guilty Wednesday to felony aggravated kidnapping and aggravated assault during an arraignment in District Court in Red Lodge. He is jailed with bail set at $250,000. Court records say Bradshaw's girlfriend called 911 on July 19 to report he had repeatedly punched, kicked and choked her while they drove home from the bar. The woman said Bradshaw initially became upset after seeing her former boyfriend hug her. She said he stopped on three different occasions, dragged her out of the vehicle and assaulted her.