Actress Heather Locklear pleaded not guilty Thursday to five misdemeanor charges stemming from a Feb. 25 incident at her Thousand Oaks home, prosecutors said.
The 56-year-old former “Melrose Place” star did not appear in Ventura County Superior Court for the arraignment. Her attorneys, William Haney and Blair Berk, entered the plea on her behalf, said Senior Deputy District Attorney Tom Dunlevy, the prosecutor assigned to the case.
Locklear faces four counts of battery on a peace officer and one count of resisting arrest. If convicted, the maximum possible sentence is five years in jail, Dunlevy said.
The actress’ attorneys declined to comment on the case.
At a March 13 appearance, the first time the case was heard in court, Locklear was barred from owning, possessing or controlling a firearm. That order still stands.
The charges were filed in connection with the actress’ Feb. 25 arrest at her home in the 4900 block of Summit Drive. Deputies with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office had responded to a report of a domestic disturbance between her and her boyfriend.
She was arrested on suspicion of felony domestic violence and booked into Ventura County jail but released after posting bond but was not charged with the crime.
According to a search warrant served at Locklear’s home, deputies found her boyfriend restraining her wrists as she lay on the bed when officers initially responded to the home on Feb. 25.
Authorities said they returned to the home March 6 to recover a .38-caliber Smith and Wesson registered to Locklear after she threatened to shoot deputies during her February arrest. However, the weapon was not found, authorities said.
Dunlevy said the location of the gun is not currently known.
The search warrant states that “Locklear became agitated and uncooperative” when being questioned about the reported domestic disturbance on Feb. 25.
“Locklear abruptly stood up from where she was lying on the bed and stated, ‘I don’t want to do this anymore,’” according to the search warrant.
She allegedly began using profanities, telling the deputies to get out of her house and pushed and kicked them in an effort to remove them from her home, the search warrant states.
Locklear’s case is due back in court at 1:30 p.m. June 7 in Courtroom 13.