There was an alleged incidence of violence with the actor and his girlfriend last week, revealed the police.
Actor and film producer Zachery Ty Bryan was charged in court on Friday morning after an alleged incident of violence where he was accused of strangling his girlfriend. The Lane County District Attorney confirmed the court proceedings to PEOPLE, citing that it was between Bryan and his girlfriend, a 27-year-old unidentified woman. The court declared multiple charges including two counts of menacing, two counts of assault in the fourth degree, coercion, felony strangulation, harassment, and interfering with making a report. Bryan—who rose to fame as Brad Taylor, the oldest son of Tim Allen's Tim Taylor on Home Improvement—is next expected to appear in court on November 30.
Though there was an attorney present in Bryan's defense, he did not immediately respond to any media outlet's request for comment. Thirty-nine-year-old Bryan was taken in custody last week, according to a Eugene Police Department spokesperson. When police officers had first arrived on the scene at an Oregon home at around 10:00 p.m. local time on October 16, they found Bryan sitting outside an apartment. The officers had received a distressing call from the neighbors and they also found the victim, a 27-year-old woman who has been in a relationship with Bryan, at one of these neighboring apartments. "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 spokesperson said in a statement. Bryan was then taken into custody on charges of strangulation, fourth-degree assault, and interfering with making a report.
He looks pretty pleased with himself.— Chocolate&Coffee🍫☕️ (@mzcoffeeanchaos) October 17, 2020
"Zachary Ty Bryan was arraigned in Lane County Circuit Court on an 8 count Information charging menacingx2, harassment, coercion, assault 4x2, felony strangulation, and interfering with making a report. His next court date is 11/30/2020 at 2:30 p.m." the Lane County DA wrote in a tweet. "To preserve Mr. Bryan's rights to a fair trial, there will be no other comment from this office," they added. Furthermore, TMZ reported that online jail records indicated that Bryan was booked at Lane County Jail on October 17 shortly after 1 a.m. but is now out on an $8500 cash bail. The victim had reportedly told police that Bryan had started to become abusive toward her in the last month of their relationship, and went on to describe the sequence of events from that night.
Figures. It always seems to happen (with a few exceptions) when they become famous so young. His onscreen brothers are exceptions.— Caryn Delgado (@wifeofgemgeek) October 17, 2020
Just two weeks before this incident and arrest, Bryan had taken to Instagram that he and his wife Carly, with whom he shares four children, had split. He then went on to deactivate his account. "Almost Fourteen years as best friends, soulmates, partners, and then parents. It has been an incredible journey, but together, we've decided to turn the page and move on from our marriage," he wrote in the October 1 post. "As we enter into this next chapter, our children and relationship as co-parents and dear friends will remain our priority," he continued. "We understand this news lends itself to public dialogue, but in the interest of our children and our family, we're asking for privacy, compassion, and love during this time. Thank you." Bryan is best known for playing the oldest son Brad Taylor on the hit Tim Allen sitcom Home Improvement. The show ran from 1991 to 1999 with the actor in question featured on 203 episodes and remains quite popular to this day.
If you or anybody you know is experiencing or under threat of domestic violence, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233. All calls are toll-free and confidential. The hotline is available 24/7 in more than 170 languages.