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SALT LAKE CITY — An FBI agent arrested over the weekend following a fight with his live-in girlfriend now faces criminal charges.
Adam Grant Quirk, 36, of Salt Lake City, is charged with aggravated assault, a third-degree felony, criminal mischief, a class B misdemeanor, and damaging a phone, a class B misdemeanor
Just before 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, Salt Lake police were called to a home in the Avenues neighborhood on a report of a domestic violence situation involving Quirk and his live-in girlfriend.
The woman claimed Quirk "began drinking" and was "becoming belligerent," according to the charges filed in 3rd District Court. She locked herself in the master bedroom and also hid Quirk's cellphone "to keep him from doing hurtful things on it while being intoxicated."
When the woman refused to unlock the door, she told investigators that Quirk began throwing her clothes and other possessions out the back door and told her to leave. When she came out of the bedroom, Quirk grabbed her by her hair, threw her to the ground causing her head to hit the floor and "strangled her," charging documents state.
"(The woman) scratched and punched at (Quirk). According to (the woman), this cycle happened several times," the charges state.
As she sat on the couch, Quirk allegedly grabbed the woman's cellphone and threw it on the ground, breaking it.
Officers noted that the woman had "several visible marks/bruises on her neck," a bump on the back of her head and a cut on her hand, according to the charges. Officers said they found a damaged cellphone in a trash can as well as a broken glass bottle.
An initial court date had not yet been set Tuesday.
Quirk investigates bank robberies for the FBI. Calls to the Salt Lake FBI office seeking comment have not been returned.