Former Utah FBI agent pleads no contest to disorderly conduct

Courts • The charge against Adam Quirk could be dismissed under a plea deal.

A former FBI special agent accused of assaulting the woman he lived with has resolved his case by pleading no contest to a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct.
Under an agreement with prosecutors, the plea by Adam Grant Quirk will be held in abeyance for nine months, meaning the charge will be dismissed if he does not commit any new violations of the law, according to court documents.
Quirk, 36, was charged with aggravated assault, a third-degree felony, and two class B misdemeanors, disorderly conduct and damaging or interrupting a communication device.
The disorderly conduct charge was lowered to a class C misdemeanor as part of the plea deal.
Quirk, who resigned from the FBI in December after charges were filed against him, made his plea by affidavit earlier this month and was not present in court. He was excused from attending the sentencing hearing; his defense attorney said in January that the former agent was planning to move to Wisconsin.

According to charging documents, the woman Quirk lived with locked herself in the bathroom Dec. 13 after he began drinking at his Avenues area home and became belligerent. Quirk demanded that she unlock the door, and when she didn't, he allegedly started throwing her things out the back door, according to the charges.
When the woman opened the door, Quirk allegedly threw her to the floor by her hair and neck and then choked her, the charges said.
In his written plea, Quirk admitted that he "got into a loud argument and threw belongings out of the back door of my apartment."
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