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Dustin Diamond to serve 4 months in jail

Posted: 7:49 AM, Dec 17, 2015
Updated: 2015-12-17 13:49:53Z
PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — Former "Saved by the Bell" actor Dustin Diamond will start serving his four-month jail sentence with work release in January for an altercation at a Port Washington bar. 
 
Diamond appeared in Ozaukee County court Wednesday and withdrew his appeal of a disorderly conduct conviction.
 
The sentence starts Jan. 15.
 
Diamond, who played Screech on the 1990s TV show, was convicted in June of carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct, both misdemeanors. He was cleared of a felony.
 
He was to start jail during the summer, but a judge stayed the sentence pending his appeal.
 
Diamond testified he was trying to protect his girlfriend when he pulled out a pocketknife at the Port Washington bar last Christmas Day.