On Friday night, the police arrested the 39-year-old actor in Eugene, OR. His neighbors reportedly called the authorities after an altercation of sorts at a North Eugene apartment complex, TMZ reports.
The Eugene Police Department reportedly found Bryan sitting on the ground outside the apartment upon arrival. His 27-year-old girlfriend was found at a neighboring apartment.
The Associated Press reports that Bryan assaulted the victim and choked her. She allegedly attempting calling 911 but he took her phone away.
Despite the physical dispute, Bryan’s girlfriend declined medical assistance. As of Saturday, Bryan was booked into Lane County Jail.
Bryan currently faces three charges. The police booked him on strangulation, fourth-degree assault, and interfering with making a report.
The alleged victim of the assault is believed to be a new girlfriend. Current reports state that Bryan’s estranged wife, who lives in California, was not the victim.
Zachery Ty Bryan: The Hours Before the Arrest
Hours prior to the arrest, Zachery Ty Bryan posted a photo on Instagram showing him with four women at what appears to be a nightclub. He shared the snap with the caption, “Good night,” while adding an emoji of a face with a tongue sticking out.
In the photo, a bottle of vodka sits on the table in addition to a bucket full of Red Bulls on ice.
Bryan appeared on Home Improvement as one of the main cast members for the show’s eight-season run from 1991 to 1999. He portrayed the eldest son of Tim Allen’s Tim Taylor even though he was actually a month younger than Jonathan Taylor Thomas, who played his younger brother Randy. For his role, Bryan won the 1999 Young Artist Award.
In recent years, Bryan lent his talents to producing horror films. Some of his production credits include Prowl and Dark Tourist.
On October 1, Bryan revealed that he and his wife planned to separate after almost fourteen years of marriage.