SAVED BY THE BELL ALUM ARRESTED
UPDATE: According to TMZ, Dustin Diamond allegedly stabbed a man after he and his girlfriend got into an altercation with him. Diamond's girlfriend was also placed under arrest for disorderly conduct.
Oh, Screech! Dustin Diamond, who is best known for playing the role of Screech on Saved By The Bell, has been arrested, TVGrapevine has learned.
According to Yahoo! News, the actor, who went on to pen a tell-all about the show and star in other, er, questionable films, is said to have been arrested for possession of a switchblade, carrying a concealed weapon and first degree reckless endangerment. The news was confirmed by an Ozaukee County jail clerk and reported by WITI-TV Fox 6 News in Wisconsin.
The following statement was released to the media, as per Us Weekly:
"At approximately 11:15 p.m. on Thursday, December 25, 2014, the Port Washington Police Department responded to the Grand Ave. Saloon for reports of a stabbing. Evidence quickly gathered at the scene indicates a male, age 37, had 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."
"Further investigation revealed the suspects were in the Grand Ave Saloon where an altercation took place," the statement continued. "The altercation 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... Requested charges include, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Possession of a Switch Blade Knife, and First Degree Recklessly endangering Safety. Charges of Disorderly Conduct were requested on the female suspect... The male suspect will appear in front of Ozaukee County Courts this afternoon. The victim suffered not life threatening wounds, has been treated, and is recovering at home."
He is set to appear in court today and neither he nor his rep had any comment.
TVGrapevine will continue to bring you information as it becomes available.
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