Dustin Diamond of ‘Saved by the Bell’ fame arrested in Wisconsin
Police arrested Dustin Diamond, better known as “Screech” in the 1980s sitcom, “Saved by the Bell,” on Friday in Port Washington, Wisconsin.
Diamond, 37, is charged with one felony count of recklessly endangering safety and two misdemeanors — carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a switchblade, according to jail records.
He was being held Friday in lieu of $1,000 bond pending an afternoon court appearance.
Authorities were expected to detail circumstances of the actor’s arrest later Friday.
Diamond appeared on “Saved by the Bell” as awkward nerd Samuel “Screech” Powers from 1989 to 1993 and later appeared in various spin-offs of the hit show.
In September, Lifetime aired a movie about life on the set loosely based on a book written by Diamond.
The book garnered negative criticism for Diamond from castmates, who said it was inaccurate.
In 2013, Diamond distanced himself from the book, telling OWN that the book had been written by a ghostwriter and was a “disappointment” to him.