New Delhi: Actor Dustin Diamond, who played the nerdy "Screech" on the sitcom "Saved by the Bell," appeared in court on Monday in Wisconsin where he is accused of stabbing a man during a bar fight on Christmas, according to court records.
Diamond, 37, was charged in Ozaukee County Circuit Court with recklessly endangering safety, carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct in the Dec. 25 incident. His fiancée Amanda Schultz, 27, was charged with disorderly conduct, court records showed.
During Monday`s court hearing, his attorney Thomas Alberti requested bond be lowered from $10,000 and asked for a jury trial, according to online court records.
Alberti could not be reached for comment. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Diamond posted the $10,000 bail.
According to the criminal complaint, a fight began when Schultz pushed a woman who was harassing her and Diamond on Christmas night at the Grand Avenue Saloon in Port Washington, Wisconsin, north of Milwaukee.
After the woman punched Schultz in the nose, a man confronted Diamond, and the actor stabbed him under his right armpit with a switchblade, the complaint said.
The man was treated for a wound that was not life- threatening, according to Port Washington police.
Celebrity website TMZ showed video of a man it identified as Diamond standing next to a table soccer board while someone in the bar exclaims that he has a knife.
Diamond, who lives in Port Washington, played socially awkward but brainy student Samuel "Screech" Powers, memorable for his dark and wiry hair, as a cast member in the sitcom "Saved by the Bell," which ran from 1989 to 1993 and was popular with children and teenagers.
Since then, he has had a number of smaller television roles and has made appearances on reality programs and game shows.