Dustin Diamond, 37, the actor who played screech on the 90’s television series Saved By The Bell, was arrested early this morning for carrying and brandishing a concealed weapon — a pocket knife. According to police reports, the former child actor was charged with “Possession of Switchblade Knife,” “1st-Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety,” and “Carrying A Concealed Weapon.”
Via The LA Times:
Dustin Diamond, who famously played Screech on the sitcom “Saved by the Bell,” was arrested early Friday in Wisconsin on charges including recklessly endangering safety in the first degree, a felony.
The actor was taken into custody in Ozaukee County, north of Milwaukee, the county sheriff’s department confirmed.
According to the department’s website, Diamond was being held in lieu of $1,000 bail on the felony charge as well as two Class A misdemeanors: possession of a switchblade knife and carrying a concealed weapon.
Though a department spokeswoman said more details were not expected to be made public until after the actor’s court appearance, scheduled for 1:30 p.m. local time, Gossip Cop reported that the actor and his girlfriend were arrested at home after an alleged bar fight.
Diamond’s girlfriend allegedly punched another woman who was antagonizing them, the website said. Diamond defended his girlfriend, the website said, and the two went home. Read More…
** UPDATE **
Apparently, it was much more then just carrying a concealed weapon. Screech allegedly stabbed some guy in the armpit.