LATEST: Trial date set for Dustin Diamond, accused of stabbing man at a bar
OZAUKEE COUNTY (WITI) — An Ozaukee County judge set on Thursday, February 19th a jury trial date in the case against Dustin Diamond. The trial is scheduled to begin on May 27th.
Diamond faces charges including second-degree recklessly endangering safety, misdemeanor carry concealed weapon and misdemeanor disorderly conduct. The charges are related to an alleged stabbing at a bar.
Diamond and his girlfriend, 27-year-old Amanda Schutz were arrested after an argument turned violent. According to an arrest report in the case, the stabbing took place late on Christmas during an argument in the Grand Avenue Saloon. Diamond said he and his girlfriend were inside the bar when a group of intoxicated people started behaving in a rude and insulting manner, leading him to believe “there was going to be a brawl,” the report said. He said he turned to close his account and get their coats. But when he looked back, his girlfriend was bleeding and two men were holding her hair, the report said. Diamond said he moved toward his girlfriend when a man grabbed him, the report said. Diamond said he might have stabbed the man with a pen used to sign a credit card receipt, but later conceded he was armed with the knife, the report said.
Diamond and Schutz drove away from the bar and were stopped by police, who said they found a “stiletto folding knife with a 3.75-inch blade, which uses a thumb stud and assisted opening mechanism.” Police said the tip of the knife was moist.
Diamond is the actor who played Screech in the 1990s television show “Saved by the Bell.”
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