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‘Home Improvement’ actor Zachery Ty Bryan has been officially arraigned on charges he allegedly strangled his girlfriend.
Bryan, 39, was arraigned Friday morning on two counts of menacing, two counts of assault in the fourth degree, coercion, felony strangulation, harassment and interfering with making a report, a spokesperson for the Lane County District Attorney’s office told Oxygen.com in a statement on Monday.
Police in Eugene, Oregon previously told Oxygen.com in a statement that Bryan's neighbors called police and reported a physical dispute between the actor and his girlfriend on Oct. 16.
“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 stated.
The girlfriend declined medical attention. She allegedly claimed that he attacked her while she was sleeping, pulling her by her hair and beating her while yelling about missing cell phone chargers, TMZ reports. She also claims he choked her and put his knee into the back of her neck.
Earlier this month, Bryan announced that he and his wife Carly were splitting.
“Almost Fourteen years as best friends, soulmates, partners and then parents,” he wrote on his now-deleted Instagram, PEOPLE reported last week. “It has been an incredible journey, but together, we’ve decided to turn the page and move on from our marriage.”
The former child star is most famous for being Tim Allen’s oldest son Brad on the 1990’s sitcom “Home Improvement.” He has not had an acting role since 2009, according to his IMDB.
It’s not clear if Bryan has an attorney. He has been released on bail.
His next court date is on Nov. 30, the Lane County District Attorney’s office told Oxygen.com.
“To preserve Mr. Bryan's rights to a fair trial, there will be no other comment from this office,” they stated.
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