The suspect accused of attempting to break into Sandra Bullock's Los Angeles home pleaded not guilty to stalking charges on Tuesday (10Jun14).

Joshua Corbett was taken into custody early on Sunday morning (08Jun14) after he was allegedly caught trying to gain access to the Oscar winner's property while she was inside.

The 39 year old was subsequently charged with felony counts of residential burglary, stalking and possession of a machine gun, and he pleaded not guilty during a court appearance in L.A. on Tuesday.

Deputy District Attorney Wendy Segall told that Corbett "was not in possession of the machine gun at the time of the break-in."

The Superior Court judge set his bail at $185,000 (£110,445) and ordered him to stay away from Bullock.

If convicted, Corbett could face more than seven years behind bars.

Bullock also obtained an emergency restraining order against Corbett on Sunday.