Zachery Ty Bryan of Home Improvement arrested, accused of trying to strangle girlfriend

The actor who played the oldest son on Home Improvement is accused of assaulting and strangling his girlfriend.

Zachery Ty Bryan of Home Improvement arrested, accused of trying to strangle girlfriend Photo

This booking photo released Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, by the Eugene, Ore., Police Department shows suspect Zachery Ty Bryan. Bryan, the actor who played the oldest son on the long-running 1990s sit-com “Home Improvement” was arrested Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, in Oregon and faces charges of strangulation and assault. (Eugene Police Department via AP)

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Zachery Ty Bryan, the actor who played the oldest son on the long-running 1990s sit-com “Home Improvement” was arrested in Oregon and faces charges of strangulation and assault.

The Eugene Police Department said officers were dispatched to a North Eugene apartment Friday night on a report of a physical dispute. They found Bryan, 39, sitting outside and his girlfriend, 27, at a neighboring apartment.

Bryan reportedly assaulted the victim, impeded her breathing, and took her phone away when she tried to call 911, police said. The victim declined medical assistance.

A message left with a possible agent for Bryan was not immediately returned. It wasnt immediately known if he had a lawyer who could speak on his behalf.

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