A man who sparked a police appeal and city-wide search after going missing on Hogmanay turned up at Dundee Sheriff Court, charged with entering a house in possession of a knife and demanding a computer game console.
William Tyrell Haxton, 40, of Invercraig Place in Dundee, appeared from custody on Wednesday and pleaded not guilty to two offences.
He denies that on Sunday, at 8C Dunholm Terrace, he behaved in a threatening or abusive manner likely to cause fear and alarm, entered a house uninvited while in possession of a table knife, swore and acted in an aggressive manner, ordered the occupants to sit down, demanded an Xbox and tried to gain entry to a locked bedroom without permission.
He also denies possessing the table knife in Dunholm Terrace on the same date.
Police appealed on Monday for information about Haxton, who had last been seen near his home on December 31.
The appeal described him and Police Scotland Tayside Division also issued a photograph, stating that concerns were growing for his wellbeing and urging anyone who could assist in tracing him to contact the force.
It is understood he was arrested on Tuesday and charged with the offences.
Solicitor Jim Caird entered a plea of not guilty to both charges.
Sheriff Alastair Brown remanded Haxton in custody and set dates for his trial for February 10 with an intermediate diet on February 3.