A Ballymena man is denying charges of assault and making a threat to kill the same male.
Stephen Johnston (24), of Orkney Drive, appeared at Ballymena Magistrates Court on January 10.
The charges relate to March 5 last year.
The case was adjourned to January 24 to fix a date for a contest.
Meanwhile, the defendant has admitted the theft of food items worth £1.40 from Lidl in Ballymena in May last year.