Earlier this year, Dustin Diamond pleaded not guilty to stabbing a man during a bar fight over Christmas, a crime he definitely committed and was arrested for at the time. Well, apparently the judge and jury handling his case wasn’t having his bullshit, and now Screech is going to prison, though not for very long.
Dustin Diamond did not get saved by a Wisconsin judge … who sentenced the actor to 120 days in jail for a bar stabbing incident.
During Thursday morning’s hearing, Diamond also got 15 months probation, and cannot return to the scene of the crime or contact the victim. However, he was ordered to pay the victim $1,105 in restitution.
The “Saved by the Bell” star will serve his 120 days in two 60 day stints.
Diamond was arrested in December 2014 for stabbing a man during an bar altercation on Christmas night. He was convicted of carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct … both misdemeanors.
During sentencing, the judge admonished Dustin for even carrying a knife — since Wisconsin’s such a safe place.
Why on earth would he need to serve a 4 month sentence in two different stints? Can any of the litigious/legalese-speakers amongst you enlighten me on this?
Glad to see a “celebrity” going to jail for what he’s done, but this is only cos he’s a has been. If he had more money/notoriety, no doubt he would have walked out of there a free man.