Screech is going to jail! ‘Saved By The Bell’ star Dustin Diamond was sentenced on June 25 for his unbelievable violent attack against another man in a barroom stabbing in last Christmas. What would Lisa Turtle think about this?
Dustin Diamond, 38, was embroiled in a bar fight in Port Washington, Wisconsin on December 25, 2014, that ended with him stabbing another man. The shocking incident ended with the Saved By The Bell star’s arrest, and Dustin has been waiting for his sentencing ever since. He has now learned that he will be spending the next four months in jail, with 15 months of probation to follow his release! Not good, Dustin!
After his sentencing, Dustin was ordered to report to jail on Sunday, June 28. Scary stuff! The judge said that the sentence was a reminder to the community that people shouldn’t “live like this.” In other words, it’s a warning to Dustin to clean up his life and get himself together.
“I sincerely apologize to everyone involved,” Dustin said at the hearing. “This was the single most terrifying experience of my life … This is all I’ve been able to think about for the last six months.”
Back in December, Dustin was at a bar with his girlfriend, Amanda Schutz, when she got in an altercation with two other women. She pushed one of the women, and grabbed the other’s hand, starting a brawl. Dustin testified that he took out his knife to protect Amanda from the other women and accidentally stabbed a man involved in the fight.
Dustin was proved to be lying about that detail, though, according to Ozaukee County District Attorney Adam Gerol. He was found convicted of two misdemeanor counts of carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct earlier in June, and sentenced on June 25 for the stabbing. It’s not all bad news for the man formerly known as Screech, though — he was cleared of all felony charges back in May. Whew!
Something tells us he’s going to keep avoiding Saved By The Bell reunions for quite some time after this ordeal. Are you surprised Dustin has been sentenced to jail time, HollywoodLifers? Tell us your thoughts in the comments and be sure to take our poll!
— Samantha Wilson