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'Saved by the Bell' actor Dustin Diamond posts bail, has hearing

By GRETCHEN EHLKE

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PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) – Dustin Diamond, the actor who played Screech in the 1990s television show “Saved by the Bell,” has appeared in a Wisconsin courtroom.

Diamond is accused of stabbing a man during a bar fight on Christmas in Port Washington, where he lives. A criminal complaint charges Diamond with second-degree recklessly endangering safety, disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon.

Diamond posted $10,000 bail before his hearing Monday in Ozaukee (oh-ZAH'-kee) County Circuit Court.

Defense attorney Thomas Alberti requested reduced bail and a jury trial for Diamond, who did not speak in court.

The complaint says Diamond and his fiancee got into a tussle with two men and a woman at the bar on Thursday night.

Diamond told police he accidentally stabbed one of the men while trying to defend his fiancee.

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