"Home Improvement" star Zachery Ty Bryan has pleaded guilty to charges arising from an incident in which he reportedly tried to strangle his girlfriend. On Tuesday, the actor entered a plea agreement on charges of "menacing — constituting domestic violence and assault in the fourth degree — constituting domestic violence," Lane County, Oregon's Assistant District Attorney Alex Pierce told Fox News.
As part of his sentence, Bryan, 39, will be on probation to the court for three years. There will also be multiple other conditions imposed, which include a requirement that he attend and complete a batterers intervention program.
"Home Improvement" was a hit sitcom starring Tim Allen. It aired for eight seasons on ABC, from 1991 to 1999 and was one of the highest rated sitcoms for the decade. Bryan played Brad Taylor, the oldest son of Allen and his TV wife Patricia Richardson, who played Jill Allen.
Bryan was arrested in October after he allegedly attacked his girlfriend. Police responding to a call about a physical dispute arrived at the scene to discover Bryan sitting outside his residence in Eugene, Oregon, E! News reported at the time. The victim was at a neighboring apartment.
"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," a spokesperson for the Eugene Police Department said. "The victim declined medics. Bryan was taken into custody without incident and lodged at the Lane County Jail."
The former child star was charged with two counts of menacing, two counts of assault in the fourth degree, felony strangulation, coercion, harassment, and interfering with someone making a report. He was released on $8,500 bail after spending the night in prison, TMZ reported. As part of the plea deal, the remaining charges were dropped.
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