Former “Home Improvement” star Zachery Ty Bryan pleaded guilty Tuesday to a pair of charges stemming from his arrest in Oregon last October on allegations that he physically assaulted his girlfriend.
Bryan, 39, who played his eldest son Brad Taylor on the hit comedy of the 1990s, pleaded guilty to “threatening, constituting domestic violence, and assault in the fourth degree, constituting domestic violence,” said Alex Pierce, assistant to the Lane County District Attorney, who handled the case, said TODAY in an email.
Six other charges were dismissed, including harassment, coercion, strangulation, interference in the preparation of a police report and two additional charges of threat and battery in the fourth degree, Pierce confirmed.
Bryan was sentenced to three years of probation with standard domestic violence conditions imposed, according to Pierce. Conditions include Bryan attending and completing a batterer intervention program and not having contact with the victim in the case.
He has contacted Bryan’s representative TODAY for comment.
The actor was arrested for allegedly suffocating a woman he had been in a relationship with after neighbors at an apartment complex in Eugene called police to report a physical dispute.
Officers found Bryan sitting outside the apartment when they arrived, according to an arrest report obtained by TODAY.
The 27-year-old victim, whose name was not released, was waiting for police at a neighbor’s apartment.
“An investigation found that during the dispute, Bryan reportedly assaulted the victim, prevented her from breathing, and took the victim’s phone when she tried to call 911. The two have been in a relationship,” police wrote in the report of arrest. .
His most recent acting role was in the 2009 television movie “Thor: Hammer of the Gods,” according to his IMDb page. He currently works as a producer.
Bryan has four children with his wife, Carly Matros, whom he married in 2007.