A Lincoln County man accused of attempted murder pled not guilty in court on Monday. John Navarro Stone allegedly beat his former girlfriend so badly she ended up in the emergency room.

Officers caught up with him in Idaho, and sent him back to Lincoln County after Stone waived extradition. He was apprehended in the area of Jerry Johnson Hot Springs.

Stone also pled not guilty to aggravated assault on Monday. His next court appearance, an omnibus hearing, is scheduled for June 4.