Dustin Diamond, a.k.a. Screech, charged with stabbing a man in Wisconsin
“Saved by the Bell” actor Dustin Diamond was charged Friday with second-degree recklessly endangering safety, disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon after a Wisconsin bar fight late Christmas night.
A Port Washington, Wis., police report said the former child star, famous for playing Screech on the sitcom “Saved by the Bell,” admitted accidentally stabbing a man while defending his fiancee from two men, according to the Associated Press.
An earlier report alleged his date punched a woman who was trying to take a picture of the couple. The fiancee was arrested on a disorderly conduct charge, the AP said.
In court, Diamond saw his bail boosted to $10,000 from $1,000. He had been arrested in the wee hours Friday on initial charges of possession of a switchblade knife, carrying a concealed weapon and first-degree recklessly endangering safety, a felony, according to the Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Department website.
The second-degree endangering charge is also a felony, the AP said. The other charges are misdemeanors.
TMZ obtained video from the bar, north of Milwaukee, in which an onlooker exclaims: “He’s got a ... knife.” Police told the website that the wounds were not life-threatening.
Diamond and his girlfriend reportedly left the bar before police arrived and, according to Gossip Cop, were arrested later at their home.
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