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Zachery Ty Bryan, Former ‘Home Improvement’ Star, Pleads Guilty to Felony Assault: Deal Details Released

Zachery Ty Bryan, Former ‘Home Improvement’ Star, Pleads Guilty to Felony Assault: Deal Details Released

Former Home Improvement star Zachery Ty Bryan has pleaded guilty to his July felony assault charges. Due to a plea deal, he will avoid jail time. 

According to ET, Bryan initially faced charges following a physical dispute that took place on Friday, July 28, in Eugene, Oregon. The publication reported that police responded to a residence in the northern part of the city due to a disturbance between a man, later identified as Bryan, and an unnamed woman. The altercation had happened several hours before the authorities were alerted and Bryan had left the scene. 

The local police located Bray shortly after and booked him at Lane County Jail on one charge of Assault in the Fourth Degree under the APA (Abuse Prevention Act). The charge was a result of a restraining order the victim had already filed against him after a similar incident. 

According to the deal, Zachery Ty Bryan avoided a possible 19 to 20 months behind bars. He will instead serve 36 months of supervised probation. Bryan also cannot make contact with the victim. 

“He believes this is the manner he could best resolve this to avoid further trauma to his family,” the actor’s lawyer, John Kolego, said in a statement to The Wrap

Zachery Ty Bryan Has Faced Several Criminal Charges Since Starring in ‘Home Improvement’

Zachery Ty Bryan has faced several criminal charges in recent years. He was arrested for driving under the influence in 2004, 2007, and 2017. In May 2020, he had another DUI arrest. A judge gave him five years probation and 18 months of classes in a multiple-offender alcohol program. 

In October of 2020, Bryan was booked for felony strangulation, fourth-degree assault, coercion, menacing, harassment, and interference with making a police report. The charges came from an incident between him and Johnnie Faye Cartwright. Bryan had an affair with Cartwright while he was with to his now ex-wife, Carly Matros. 

Bryan ultimately pleaded guilty to misdemeanor menacing and fourth-degree assault. The court handed him three years of probation and ordered him to attend a violence intervention program. He also could not “buy, possess or consume alcoholic beverages” or be in any business that sells or serves alcohol as a principal purpose. Nor could he make contact with Cartwright.