‘Home Improvement’ star Zachery Ty Bryan found himself behind bars after he allegedly choked his girlfriend and “impeded her breathing” and then took her cell phone to stop her from calling the police.
Police in Eugene, Oregon told Oxygen.com in a statement that Bryan's neighbors called police and reported a physical dispute Friday night at 10:24 p.m.
Officers arrived to find Bryan, 39, “sitting outside an apartment” while the 27-year-old woman he had been “in a relationship” with was inside a neighbor’s apartment.
“An investigation found that during a 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,” police said.
The woman declined medical attention at the scene.
Bryan was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Lane County Jail. He is facing charges of strangulation, fourth-degree assault and interfering with making a report, police said.
The 39-year-old rose to fame as a child starring as Tim Allen’s oldest son Brad on the popular 1990’s sitcom “Home Improvement.”
Not long before his arrest, Bryan had posted a now-deleted post on Instagram with a photo of himself sitting on a couch with four women and the caption “Good night,” People reports.
Earlier this month, Bryan announced that he had split from his wife Carly.
“Almost Fourteen years as best friends, soulmates, partners and then parents,” he wrote in an Oct. 1 post, according to the news outlet. “It has been an incredible journey, but together, we’ve decided to turn the page and move on from our marriage.”
Bryan—who shares four children with his wife—said the couple’s priority will be their “relationship as co-parents and dear friends.” He asked for “privacy, compassion and love” as the couple entered the new phase in their relationship.
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