FARMINGTON — Police said a Farmington man faces five charges after returning to the scene of a domestic incident to find an officer waiting for him. 

Gary Phillips, 31, was arrested early Wednesday morning on charges of domestic assault, domestic criminal mischief, unauthorized taking of a vehicle, driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license, according to the Farmington Police Department.

Police were called to a High Street apartment for a domestic issue just before 11 p.m. Tuesday. By the time officer Brandon Tiner arrived, the suspect had taken the victim’s vehicle without permission, Farmington Police Department office manager Bonnie Pomeroy read from the police report.

Phillips is accused of pushing a person to the floor and smashing a cellphone, Pomeroy said. The person was not injured.

Phillips and the person he’s accused of assaulting communicated through Facebook while police were there. Phillips returned to the apartment shortly after police cruisers left, but an officer remained behind and arrested him on the charges before 1 a.m., according to the report.

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