‘Screech’ Arrested Wisconsin Bar Stabbing
PORT WASHINGTON, Wisconsin (CNN)-
Police arrested Dustin Diamond, better known as “Screech” in the early 1990s sitcom, “Saved by the Bell,” on Friday in a stabbing incident in Port Washington, Wisconsin.
Diamond, 37, is charged with one felony count of recklessly endangering safety and two misdemeanors: carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a switchblade, according to jail records.
He was being held Friday in lieu of $1,000 bond pending an afternoon court appearance.
According to a police statement released Friday afternoon, the stabbing took place late Thursday night during an argument in the Grand Ave Saloon.
Diamond and his 27-year-old girlfriend left the bar in an SUV, but police stopped the vehicle and took both into custody, police said. The knife was recovered in the vehicle, police said.
The victim’s wounds were not life-threatening and he was recovering at home, police said.
The girlfriend, who was not identified, was charged with disorderly conduct and released, police said.
Diamond appeared on “Saved by the Bell” as awkward nerd Samuel “Screech” Powers from 1989 to 1993 and later appeared in various spin-offs of the hit show.
In September, Lifetime aired a movie about life on the set loosely based on a book written by Diamond.
The book garnered negative criticism for Diamond from castmates, who said it was inaccurate.
In 2013, Diamond distanced himself from the book, telling OWN that the book had been written by a ghostwriter and was a “disappointment” to him.