Sarah Palin's oldest son, Track, arraigned on domestic violence charges
Sarah Palin’s oldest son, Track, arraigned on domestic violence charges
Track Palin, the oldest son of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, was arraigned Sunday after being arrested a day earlier on charges of domestic violence.
Palin, 28, was charged with first-degree burglary, one charge of fourth-degree assault and one charge of fourth-degree criminal mischief, KTUU reported. The news station also reported Palin is in custody at the Mat-Su Pre-Trial Facility in Palmer, about 20 miles northeast of Wasilla.
He was charged with misdemeanor mischief for allegedly causing up to $500 in property damage, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Palin’s arrest on charges of domestic violence isn’t his first. In January 2016, he was charged with assault, interfering with the report of a domestic violence crime and possessing a weapon while intoxicated in connection with the incident.
At the time, Palin’s girlfriend told law enforcement he punched her in the face, and said she was scared he would shoot himself with an AR-15.
The girlfriend reportedly had bruising and swelling around her left eye, and she said her right knee hurt after Palin kicked her there.
Sarah Palin, the vice presidential candidate alongside Sen. John McCain in 2008, took heat after the arrest for seemingly saying President Obama was at fault for her son’s issues following his service in the Iraq War.
“My son, like so many others, they come back a bit different. They come back hardened,” Sarah Palin said. “They come back wondering if there is that respect for what it is that their fellow soldiers and airmen and every other member of the military have sacrificially given to this country and that starts at the top.”
She added that military members look to Obama and question whether he knows the sacrifices they make to “secure America and to secure freedoms.”
Track Palin served in Iraq for one year in 2008 as part of the Alaska-based 25th Infantry Division’s 1st Stryker Brigade, according to KTUU.
He also made headlines in Sept. 2014 after reports circulated that the well-known family got into a brawl at a house party in Anchorage in which Track, who had blood near his hands and mouth, initially appeared “belligerent” when speaking to a police officer.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.