Zachery Ty Bryan, who is best known for his role in the popular TV show Home Improvement, has been arrested again in Oregon for alleged domestic violence. The actor, who is 41 years old, was taken into custody on Friday and is facing charges of felony assault. This incident bears similarities to his previous arrest in 2020, where he was accused of assaulting his then-girlfriend, Johnnie Faye Cartwright, during the time he was still married to his ex-wife, Carly Matros.
The recent arrest was triggered by a reported physical dispute between a man and a woman at a residence in Eugene, according to TMZ. When the police arrived, Zachery Ty Bryan was not present, but he was later located, arrested, and booked into jail. The identity of the other person involved in the altercation has not been disclosed.
In October 2020, Bryan faced legal trouble for fourth-degree assault and strangulation charges related to the incident with his then-girlfriend. However, during the legal proceedings, he ended up pleading guilty to lesser charges of misdemeanor menacing and misdemeanor assault. Earlier this year, Bryan spoke about the incident in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, stating that the media had blown it out of proportion and that the encounter was not as physical as reported.
Bryan and Cartwright are still together and got engaged in 2021. They have three children together, and Bryan has four children from his previous marriage.
This recent arrest is just one in a series of legal issues that Zachery Ty Bryan has faced. Besides the 2020 assault charges, he was also arrested for driving under the influence in May of the same year. As a result of previous DUI arrests in 2004, 2007, and 2017, he was sentenced to five years of probation and 18 months in a multiple-offender alcohol program.
Zachery Ty Bryan gained fame as a teen heartthrob on Home Improvement and went on to make appearances in other popular TV shows and movies. However, he officially quit acting in 2009 and has since opened up about his struggles with alcohol abuse and the challenges of finding work after achieving childhood success.
As this recent arrest adds to his legal history, the actor’s personal life continues to be under scrutiny. Fans and observers hope that he will seek the necessary support and help to overcome his challenges and make positive changes in his life.