From ABC news. Dustin Diamond, aka “Screech” of Saved by the Bell fame, was arrested in Wisconsin. His charge? Battery with a deadly weapon.
The 37-year-old actor stabbed a man in a Wisconsin bar in where he claimed he was defending his fiance. In addition to the battery complaint, he was also charged with disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon.
The actor and his fiance were both arrested after the bar fight in Port Washington, Wisconsin. She was charged with disorderly conduct and released. He was released on bail after posting a $10,000 bond.
Details are still coming out but Screech’s criminal defense attorney has made a brief statement to the news: “Dustin has absolute faith in our legal system. We are confident that the truth will ultimately prevail … Dustin appreciates and respects the work of the Port Washington Police Department and its efforts to keep the community safe.”
Police were called out to a bar late Thursday after receiving reports of a man stabbing another man and then leaving the bar. A folding knife with an almost 4 inch blade was recovered in Dustin’s car the next day.
While being interviewed by the police, Dustin kept changing his story. He would either claim a pen or a knife was in his hand. He told the police that there was a large group of intoxicated people that were being rude. He then claimed that his girlfriend got into a fight with another woman and he had to defend her from a large group of people. He then said that he never intentionally stabbed anyone but was only defending his girlfriend.
Dustin, who had a court date inearly January, was arrested after police spoke with the bartender, multiple witnesses and the victim, who was stabbed in the armpit.
After “Saved by the Bell” went off the air in the 90’s, Dustin’s career has suffered. He starred in a few spin-offs of the show as but he had alienated his co-stars after publishing a negative book about the behind the scenes shenanigans. He has most recently been linked to drugs and his ill-fated porn video “Saved by the Smell”.
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