‘Saved by the Bell’ actor Dustin Diamond to stand trial
OZAUKEE COUNTY, Wisc. (WITI) – Dustin Diamond, better known as “Screech” in the 1990s television show “Saved by the Bell,” will stand trial in a Christmas Day stabbing.
He is accused of stabbing another male patron before leaving the bar.
Court documents say the victim suffered a half-inch wound with “substantial bleeding” under the arm pit.
He is charged with one felony count of second degree recklessly endangering safety and two misdemeanors – carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct.
According to WITI, Diamond appeared in court on January 5 for a preliminary hearing. A judge found there was enough evidence to bind Diamond over for trial.
He will reportedly enter his plea on January 22.
Below is video posted to TMZ.com showing Diamond inside the Grand Avenue Saloon on Christmas.
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.