Dustin Diamond of Saved by the Bell fame was arrested in the early morning hours of Friday in Wisconsin after allegedly stabbing a man in a bar.
The 37-year-old actor best known for his role as Screech in the sitcom that aired from 1989 to 1993 was arrested for possession of a switchblade knife, first degree recklessly endangering safety and carrying a concealed weapon, a spokesperson told People.
According to TMZ, Diamond and his girlfriend were allegedly arguing with another couple at a bar who were taking their picture from a distance away. The argument escalated between the man and Diamond, leading to a call to police with a complaint that Diamond had allegedly pulled out a knife.
Fox6 News reports that police found evidence indicating that Diamond had stabbed the man before leaving the bar with his girlfriend.
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Damon and his girlfriend were taken into custody after police located Diamond’s white SUV and recovered the knife from the car.
According to the criminal complaint, Diamond told police that he and his fiancee went out to several bars Thursday night in Port Washington about 30 miles north of Milwaukee. The couple, who lives in Port Washington, reportedly got into an argument with two men and another woman at the Grand Avenue Saloon.
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According to Fox6 News, the victim suffered non-life threatening wounds.
Diamond’s fiancée, 27-year-old Amanda Schutz, also faces a disorderly conduct charge.
Diamond was arraigned on Friday and the judge set a $10,000 cash bond for the first degree reckless endangerment offense and $1,000 for the two other charges. He is being lodged at the Ozaukee County jail and is due to appear in court again on Monday.