Dustin Diamond, former ‘Saved By The Ball Star’ Released From Jail
Dustin Diamond, who is best known for playing Screech on Saved by the Bell, has been released from prison.
Dustin Diamond Released
Diamond was released from prison Monday after serving three months of a four-month sentence for carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct, reported the New York Daily News. He knocked off the final month of his sentence by performing custodial tasks, including laundry and mopping the prison floors.
Diamond still has to serve 15 months of probation. He also had to pay $1,500 in restitution to the victim.
On Christmas Day 2014, Diamond was grabbing a drink at the Grand Avenue Saloon in Port Washington, Wisc., with his girlfriend Amanda Schutz. According to reports, a group of intoxicated people had confronted the couple, making Diamond feel threatened for both his and his girlfriend’s safety. In the scuffle, Diamond stabbed – supposedly accidentally – one of the men in the armpit with a pocket knife.
In December 2015, Diamond opted to withdraw his appeal and issued an apology for the incident.
“I sincerely apologize to everyone involved. This was the single most terrifying experience of my life … This is all I’ve been able to think about for the last six months,” Diamond said at his sentencing. “Let me express just how sorry I am that a night that centers around celebrating peace and love could turn into a night of immense regret for the rest of one’s life. Even though my intentions were solely to defend a loved one, they nevertheless were the cause of the single most terrifying experience of my entire life.”