TV actor Dustin Diamond set to be sentenced after stabbing

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — Television actor Dustin Diamond is scheduled to be sentenced on two misdemeanor charges stemming from a barroom stabbing in Wisconsin.

The 38-year-old known for his role as Screech on "Saved by the Bell" is set to face a Wisconsin judge Thursday on charges of carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct.

The first misdemeanor carries a maximum sentence of nine months in prison. The second carries a maximum of 90 days in prison.

Diamond told jurors at his trial last month that he accidentally stabbed a man in a Christmas Day scuffle at a bar in Port Washington. He said he tried to scare away other bar patrons with his pocketknife after his girlfriend was punched in the face.

Port Washington is 25 miles north of Milwaukee.