COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A former Kootenai County Sheriff's deputy accused of kidnapping and beating his estranged wife has pleaded not guilty to four felonies.
The Coeur d'Alene Press reports Friday that 39-year-old Gavin D. Brodwater maintained innocence to first-degree stalking, second-degree kidnapping, domestic battery and violating a no-contact order.
Police say Brodwater has been accused of twice luring his wife into his vehicle after calling her on her cellphone, which violated the no-contact order. He is also accused of driving her to his house and forcing her to stay despite her efforts to leave.
Brodwater is a former Coeur d'Alene Police reservist. He had worked for the county sheriff's office from 2001-11 and had his Idaho police certification revoked in 2013.