70° Good Afternoon
70° Good Afternoon

Dustin Diamond sentenced to jail, probation in stabbing case

Dustin Diamond is the actor best known for

Dustin Diamond is the actor best known for playing Screech on the '90s NBC sitcom "Saved by the Bell." In May 2015, he went on trial after allegedly stabbing a man in a Wisconsin bar on Christmas Day 2014. Photo Credit: NBC / Getty Images

Dustin Diamond, who played the nerdy Screech in the early 1990s U.S. television sitcom "Saved by the Bell," was sentenced on Thursday to four months in jail on two misdemeanor convictions stemming from a Christmas night bar fight in a northern suburb of Milwaukee.

Diamond was found guilty on May 29 by an Ozaukee Circuit Court jury of carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct in the incident in which he was accused of stabbing a man with a switchblade knife.


We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.

Entertainment photos & videos