Zachery Ty Bryan, former child actor known for his role in the classic TV series Home Improvement, made an appearance in an Oregon court on Wednesday to answer to charges stemming from his July arrest in Beaverton. This incident is just the latest in a series of legal troubles for the troubled celebrity.
What happened during today’s proceeding in the Zach Ty Bryan case?
In today’s court proceedings, Zach Ty Bryan, 42, pled guilty to a fourth-degree felony charge that included domestic violence. Part of a negotiated resolution, another count was dismissed, and the judge granted a ‘downward dispositional departure’ that allows Bryan to avoid 19 to 20 months in the Oregon Department of Corrections, instead opting for 36 months of supervision and 7 days in jail, on the condition that he adheres to the standard stipulations associated with domestic violence cases.
The actor, alongside his attorney John Kolego, confirmed the details of the proceedings to THR and added that his plea deal involves a set of conditions designed to curb any potential reoccurrences of the domestic violence offense. These conditions include no contact with the victim without the probation officer’s approval, mandatory alcohol and substance abuse treatment, and a ban on the use of alcohol or drugs. Additionally, if he violates any of the listed conditions, he will be responsible for serving the 19-20-month sentence that was suspended by the court.
“Mr. Bryan decided to accept this resolution and admit that he recklessly caused physical injury to his domestic partner to avoid further trauma to his family so they could move on and heal.”John Kolego
What charges was Zachery Ty Bryan originally facing and why?
Bryan was taken into custody on July 28 by the Eugene Police Department and was charged with fourth-degree assault and third-degree robbery charges, in addition to a misdemeanor claim of harassment, according to official documents. A representative for the Eugene Police Department verified to THR that that evening, authorities responded to a physical altercation between a male, Bryan, and an unidentified adult female in a north Eugene apartment that had happened many hours earlier. Bryan was apprehended while in the vicinity and booked into Lane County Jail on one count of fourth-degree assault under the Abuse Prevention Act.