Zachery Ty Bryan, a former star of “Home Improvement,” was detained once more in Eugene, Oregon, for criminal assault in violation of the Abuse Prevention Act.
A representative for the Eugene Police Department confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter on Monday that officers were called to a violent altercation between a male, known as Bryan, and an adult female at a north Eugene residence on Friday at about 6 p.m. local time. The incident apparently took place several hours earlier.
Before being taken to the Lane County Jail on a charge of assault in the fourth degree in accordance with the Abuse Prevention Act, Bryan was contacted while he was in the region. The identity of the other disputing party is unknown.
Bryan was taken into custody in Eugene, Oregon in 2020, and was later charged with felony strangulation, fourth-degree assault, coercion, menacing, harassment, and interfering with a police report.
He pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors—menacing and fourth-degree assault—and was given three years of probation even though the most serious charges were dropped at the time. He was also told not to speak to the victim, Johnnie Faye Cartwright, and that he must participate in a Bridges2Safety violence intervention program. Bryan and Cartwright, though, are still partners and have been growing their family.
The tweet below confirms the news:
In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Bryan claimed that the media “got so blown out of proportion” the arrest and that it was not as violent as the police report indicated. He claimed that although he was still married to Carly Matros, he and Cartwright had been seeing each other and that Cartwright occasionally became unhappy due to his “double life.”