“Screech” Arrested: Dustin Diamond of Saved By The Bell In Jail After Stabbing Incident At Bar — EXCLUSIVE DETAILS
Dustin Diamond, “Screech” from “Saved By The Bell,” was arrested on Friday after he and his girlfriend got into an altercation with another party while at a bar in Port Washington, Wisconsin, resulting in the actor stabbing another male patron with a switchblade. The actor was later taken into custody and charged with possession of a switchblade, first degree reckless endangerment and carrying a concealed weapon. The actor appeared in court on Friday and his bail was set at $10,000. Gossip Cop has EXCLUSIVE DETAILS below.
Gossip Cop has learned exclusively that Diamond and his girlfriend Amanda were both arrested at home following the fight at the Grand Ave. Saloon after she initially got into an altercation with a woman who was antagonizing the couple. Amanda punched the unidentified female bar patron, and Diamond was defending her. At some point, though, Diamond pulled a switchblade and stabbed a male patron, who did not sustain life-threatening injuries, but was treated and is doing fine.
We’re told Diamond and his girlfriend left the bar and went home, where police eventually met them. She was arrested for disorderly conduct and released after spending the night in jail. Diamond’s switchblade was recovered in his car, and police charged him with felony and misdemeanor counts.
According to a Port Washington Police Department statement: Diamond “stabbed another male patron and left the bar in a white SUV with his 27-year-old girlfriend. Officers quickly located the suspect vehicle and suspects and took both into custody.” The statement added, “Further investigation revealed the suspects were in the Grand Ave Saloon where an altercation took place… [and] escalated to the point where a victim was stabbed by the 37-year-old suspect. The knife was recovered in his vehicle. The male suspect is still at the Ozaukee County Jail and the female suspect has been booked and released.”
Diamond is best known for playing Samuel “Screech” Powers on “Good Morning, Miss Bliss,” “Saved by the Bell,” “Saved by the Bell: The College Years,” and “Saved by the Bell: The New Class.” He later appeared on “Celebrity Fit Club” and “Celebrity Boxing.” He lives in Port Washington, where the incident took place.