Screech to stand trial in case
PORT WASHINGTON, Wisconsin - Dustin Diamond, the actor who played Screech on the 1990s television series “Saved by the Bell,’’ was ordered to stand trial Monday in the stabbing of a man at a Wisconsin bar on Christmas Day.
Diamond, 37, is charged with felony reckless endangerment and two misdemeanors stemming from the incident in Port Washington. His defense attorney noted that none of witnesses reported seeing Diamond stab the man, who wasn’t seriously hurt, but a judge ruled there was enough evidence for the case to go to trial.
Diamond’s fiancee, Amanda Schutz, told police she shoved a woman who was making rude remarks and antagonizing her and Diamond at The Grand Avenue Saloon, according to a criminal complaint. The women then got into a physical altercation, and two men held Schutz by her hair, Diamond told investigators.
During Monday’s hearing, Port Washington police officer Ryan Hurda testified that a man confronted and shoved Diamond as the actor moved toward the fight. The man’s brother “intervened when he heard the snap of a knife,’’ Hurda said. AP