Zachery Ty Bryan is reportedly back in police custody after being arrested for domestic violence.
The Home Improvement actor, 41, was arrested Friday on charges of felony assault, a situation that mirrors his 2020 arrest for the assault of his then-girlfriend, Johnnie Faye Cartwright — with whom he maintained a romantic relationship during his marriage to ex-wife Carly Matros.
On Sunday, TMZ was the first to report the news that police responded to a call for a reported physical dispute between a male and female at a Eugene residence. Per TMZ, Bryan was not present when law enforcement arrived, but was later tracked down, taken to jail, and booked. The name of the other party involved has not been revealed.
In October 2020, Bryan was initially arrested on charges of fourth-degree assault and strangulation. He ended up pleading guilty to two lesser charges: misdemeanor menacing and misdemeanor assault. Earlier this year, in a profile from The Hollywood Reporter, Bryan said his arrest “got so blown out of proportion” by the media, adding that the encounter was not as physical as the police report states.
“We didn’t even really get that physical,” Bryan said. “We got really loud. We were screaming and because we were in a townhome that had [thin walls], everybody could hear… At the end of the day, [the police] throw a bunch of counts at you because they ultimately want you to plead to something.”
Bryan also claimed that the police poked fun at his child star status and nicknamed him “Country Club Zach.” Of the charges, he added, “I could’ve fought it, but that’s more stress and drama. I got two misdemeanors and called it a day.”
Cartwright alleged Bryan was abusive in the month leading up to the incident and claimed in the report that Bryan “pulled her hair,” punched her in the face, and “choked her” for approximately 45 seconds.
Bryan and Cartwright are still together. They got engaged in 2021 and share three children. Bryan also has four children from his previous marriage.