Sarah Palin’s son Track arrested on domestic violence charges in Alaska

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(WASILLA, Alaska) — Track Palin, the oldest son of former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, was arraigned Sunday in Alaska on domestic violence charges, online court records show.

Palin, 28, was arraigned Sunday morning in a courthouse in Palmer, Alaska, and charged with one count of felony burglary, one count of 4th-degree assault, and one count of 4th-degree criminal mischief for causing property damage of between $250 and $999, according to court documents.

Court documents indicate that the alleged incident took place on Saturday in Wasilla, Alaska.

Sarah Palin was mayor of Wasilla from 1996 until 2002, and served as governor of the state from 2006 to 2009. In 2008, Palin was the GOP nominee for vice president alongside Arizona Senator and presidential nominee John McCain. McCain and Palin ultimately lost the election to Democrats Barack Obama and Joe Biden.

This is not the first time Track Palin has been arrested on domestic violence charges. In January 2016 he was arrested, also in Wasilla, on domestic violence charges including 4th degree assault, interfering with a domestic violence report, and misconduct involving weapons in the 4th degree.

According to court documents, the charges of assault and interference with a domestic violence report were dismissed, but Palin plead guilty to the charge of misconduct with weapons in the 4th degree, including possessing a weapon while intoxicated.

The same week in 2016 that Track Palin was arrested, Sarah Palin suggested he was suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) sustained after a year-long deployment in Iraq.

“I guess it’s kind of an elephant in the room, because my own family — going through what we’re going through today,” Palin said at a campaign event for then GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump in Oklahoma on January 20, 2016. “My son, a combat vet, having served in a Stryker Brigade for you all, America in the war zone; but my son, like so many others, they came back a bit different.”

She added, “I can certainly relate with other families who feel these ramifications of some PTSD.”

According to court documents a preliminary hearing on the new charges has been scheduled for December 27.

An attorney for Todd and Sarah Palin, John Tiemessen, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

No further information on the incident was immediately available.

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