10/01/1997 AT 12:00 AM EDT
The former personal assistant accused of using a stun gun on his employer, "Just Shoot Me" star David Spade in the actor's Beverly Hills home last Nov. 29, pleaded innocent in Beverly Hills Superior Court on Tuesday. David "Skippy" Malloy, 30, entered not guilty pleas to one count each of assault with a stun gun and burglary stemming in the case. Malloy, who was released without bail after the incident in Spade's home, was ordered to return for a preliminary hearing in the case on March 15, to stay at least 100 yards away from Spade and to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. Spade, 36, was not in court for the Tuesday hearing. Malloy, who was described by Spade after the alleged incident as an "obviously mentally troubled" good friend, faces six years in prison if convicted on both charges.