SHELTON - A man charged in the kidnapping and beating of a Shelton clerk has pleaded not guilty.

Justin Bonner is accused of taking the woman from a Cumberland Farms and forcing her into the trunk of his car. Police say he later beat the woman with soda cans.

The woman later escaped and showed up at someone's home wearing only a shirt.

Court papers show Bonner told police he was so high on the drug Angel Dust at the time of the attack, he doesn't even remember what he did.