Home Improvement star Zachery Ty Bryan is arrested for ‘strangling his girlfriend and taking her phone away when she tried to call 911’
Zachery Ty Bryan, 39, was arrested late on Friday in Eugene, Oregon, after a neighbor called to report a domestic dispute
Actor Zachery Ty Bryan, who played the oldest son on the 1990s sitcom Home Improvement, has been arrested after allegedly strangling his girlfriend.
Bryan, 39, was arrested late on Friday in Eugene, Oregon, after a neighbor called to report a domestic dispute.
According to a police report, Bryan’s girlfriend said the two of them were arguing when he wrapped his hands around her neck and squeezed, TMZ reported.
The girlfriend said that when she tried to call 911, Bryan tried to grab her phone away from her, and that she fled across the street to hide.
Arriving on the scene, cops found Bryan sitting outside his home and the girlfriend at the neighbor’s house.
Bryan was charged with strangulation, a felony, and misdemeanor charges of fourth-degree assault and interfering with making a report.
Bryan (second from left) played the oldest son on the 1990s sitcom Home Improvement
On Saturday afternoon, Bryan remained in custody at the Lane County Jail, and it was not immediately clear if he had an attorney to speak on his behalf.
Bryan was a main cast member of Home Improvement for the series eight-season run from 1991 to 1999.
He portrayed Brad Taylor, the eldest son of Tim Taylor (Tim Allen), even though he was one month younger than Jonathan Taylor Thomas, who played his younger brother Randy.
His character was known for experimenting with different hair styles, as well as being the child who most frequently got in trouble.
He was lauded in the role, winning the 1999 Young Artist Award for leading young actor.
In more recent years, he has turned his hand to producing horror films, and his production credits include Dark Tourist and Prowl.
A promoter of cryptocurrency, he was also the executive producer of the documentary BIT X BIT: In Bitcoin We Trust.
Bryan is a father of four with his wife Carly Matros. The couple were high school sweethearts and married in 2007.
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