A Black River Falls man is being charged with kidnapping, false imprisonment and battery after holding his girlfriend captive and beating her.

Kevin M. Conant beat his girlfriend several times and held her hostage for hours until his girlfriend escaped to Feirer Tires.

The girlfriend said that Conant had beat and hit her before, but she had recanted those stories and lifted contact prohibitions.

She regretted those decisions after this most recent incident and sought legal protection from Conant.

Conant had been growing more erratic and paranoid according to the girlfriend as he started using meth.

He had been demanding access to her social media accounts and e-mails.

With the most recent incident Conant accused his girlfriend of cheating on him and forced his way into the home she was at, hitting her and dragging her out of the bathroom.