Back in October, we reported that former “Home Improvement” star Zachery Ty Bryan had been arrested on domestic violence charges. Now, Bryan has entered in guilty pleas for multiple charges against him.
A spokesperson at the Lane County District Attorney’s office in Eugene, Oregon told Entertainment Tonight that Bryan “pleaded guilty to two counts, menacing — constituting domestic violence and assault in the fourth degree — constituting domestic violence.”
“As a part of his sentence, he will be on probation to the court for three years with multiple conditions imposed, one of which will be to attend and complete a batterers intervention program,” the statement continued.
This comes four months after Bryan was arrested for allegedly physically assaulting his girlfriend. At the time of his arrest, he was hit with charges that included two counts of menacing, two counts of assault in the fourth degree, coercion, felony strangulation, harassment and interfering with making a report.
“On Oct. 16 at approximately 10:24 p.m., Eugene Police officers were dispatched to report of a physical dispute at a north Eugene home after neighbors called,” a rep for the Eugene Police Department said at the time. When officers arrived at the scene, they found Bryan “sitting outside an apartment. The victim, age 27, was at a neighboring apartment.”
“An investigation found that during the dispute Bryan is reported to have assaulted the victim, impeded her breathing, and taken the victim’s phone from her when she tried to call 911. The two have been in a relationship,” the rep continued. “The victim declined medics. Bryan was taken into custody without incident and lodged at the Lane County Jail on charges of strangulation (APA), assault in the fourth degree (APA), and interfering with making a report.”
The arrest came just two weeks after Bryan separated from his wife of fourteen years. The two had four children together before Bryan announced that they had separated on October 1.
Bryan is best known for starring as Brad Taylor, the oldest son of Tim Allen’s character Tim Taylor, in “Home Improvement.” He is also known for his movie True Heart and for appearing on shows like “Cold Case,” “E.R.,” “Smallville” and “Veronica Mars.”