( 4UMF NEWS ) Dustin Diamond Arrested Again:
Actor Dustin Diamond, who played Screech in “Saved by the Bell,” is behind bars again as he’s accused of violating his probation.
The 39-year-old, who sprung from jail a month early last month, was arrested Wednesday in Port Washington, Wisc., according to jail records.
Charges haven’t been filed against Diamond and he’s reportedly being held for breaking his probation, according to station WITI.
The former teen star flashed a slight smile in his latest mugshot. He first landed in prison with a four-month sentence after an alleged stabbing of a man during Christmas 2014 bar fight in Wisconsin.
He served nearly three months after being convicted for carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct, both misdemeanors.
For his good behavior and custodial work, Diamond was saved from completing his entire sentence. His 15-month probation mandates he stay away from the alleged stabbing victim, the bar where the altercation took place and that he remain sober.
The formerly squeaky clean child actor recently detailed his harrowing prison time to former co-star Mario Lopez.
“It’s not like what you see on TV, I’ll tell you that,” Diamond said last week for “Extra.” “It’s pretty daunting, pretty scary going into that environment.”
He explained the 2014 brawl, which was captured on camera, occurred when his fiancée Amanda Schulz tried to stop a group of bar patrons as they approached Diamond in hopes of snapping a photo.
He claimed he was forced to go on the defense after a woman “sucker punched” Schulz and another man grabbed her by the hair.
“I opened my pocket knife and said, ‘Let my wife go immediately,’ which worked,” he recalled.
Diamond stressed he never stabbed anyone.
“A guy came from around me and grabbed my throat,” he explained. “And so he nicked his arm on the tip of it.”
The actor expressed a desire to move past his record of criminal behavior and start with a “clean slate.”