Dustin Diamond released early from jail
12 April 2016 Entertainment News
Fourth Estate Staff
Ozaukee County, WI, United States (4E) – Former “Saved By The Bell” star Dustin Diamond has been released from jail a month earlier than expected, reports have confirmed.
Accordingly, officials at Ozaukee County Jail in Wisconsin confirmed that the actor was released early Monday morning. He was supposed to serve time for four months for carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct. He stabbed a man on Christmas day back in 2014 during a bar fight.
Reports say that a whole month was taken off from his sentence due to him cleaning jail floors and doing laundry.
In June 20015, Diamond was convicted of the two misdemeanors and he was originally charged with a felony but he was cleared of that. Authorities said that the girlfriend of Diamond got into an altercation with another woman during the bar fight. The woman was said to be provoking Diamond and his girlfriend during that time. It then turned physical as Diamond began defending his girlfriend. Diamond eventually pulled out a switchblade knife.
A police report said that the actor stabbed another male patron and left the bar in a white SUV with his 27-year-old girlfriend. The report added: “Officers quickly located the suspects and their vehicle, and took both into custody. Further investigation revealed the suspects were in the Grand Ave Saloon where an altercation took place… [and] escalated to the point where a victim was stabbed by the 37-year-old suspect. The knife was recovered in his vehicle.”
The victim suffered from non-life threatening injuries. The sentence of Diamond began in mid-January.
Along with the four-month jail stint, Diamond was also sentenced to 15 months of probation. It is unclear when the actor will begin his probation.