Actor Dustin Diamond, 37, was arrested early Friday morning after a stabbing incident at a bar in Port Washington, Wisconsin.
The former “Saved by the Bell” star is facing charges of felony second-degree recklessly endangering safety, disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon. His fiancée Amanda Schutz, 27, was arrested for misdemeanor disorderly conduct.
The couple was reportedly confronted by a group of people who were allegedly insulting and rude at the Grand Ave. Saloon. According to BBC News, Diamond and Schutz got into a physical altercation with two men and another woman.
After Schutz was apparently bloodied after fighting with the other woman, Diamond allegedly stabbed a man with a switchblade knife in an attempt to defend his fiancée. Officers later found a stiletto folding knife with a 3.75-inch blade in Diamond’s SUV, with blood still on the tip, according to BBC News.
When questioned by police, Diamond first confessed to the stabbing, clarifying the incident was accidental, but later said he wasn’t sure if he stabbed the man with a pen or a knife. Diamond did admit he brandished the switchblade during the altercation to protect Schutz.
The victim, who suffered non-life threatening injuries, told police he never saw the knife. Police found a “significant amount of blood” under the man’s armpit, where he was punctured.
He appeared in Ozaukee County court Friday, where his bail was set at $10,000. Diamond has not yet entered a plea and is expected in court today for his next hearing.
If Diamond is found guilty, the felony second-degree recklessly endangering safety charge could have him facing up to 10 years in jail, according to ABC News.
Cult classic teen sitcom “Saved by the Bell” aired from 1989 to 1993. Diamond appeared in a handful of spinoffs before starring in several reality television shows, such as “Celebrity Fit Club” and “Celebrity Big Brother.”