Details have been released about the arrest of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s son Track over the weekend. The eldest son of the Palin family was arraigned Sunday on domestic violence and burglary charges. Turns out, the alleged violence was against his own dad Todd Palin.
On Saturday, Track allegedly threatened his father in Wasilla, Alaska, where Sarah used to be mayor.
"Track told him he was (going to) come anyway to beat his ass," Wasilla officer Adam LaPointe said, according to NBC News.
Then, according to various reports, Todd got a gun to "protect his family." Police said that the father met his son with his pistol at the door upon Track's arrival. A violent fight ensued, and Track is accused of beating his dad over the head, which resulted in head and facial injuries. Todd was reportedly bleeding after the altercation and even had some kind of liquid dripping from an ear.
Track also allegedly broke a window at his parents’ home during the incident. That resulted in a criminal mischief charge.
The fight had erupted over a truck.
Track allegedly wanted to pick up a truck and drive off, according to documents obtained by the Anchorage Daily News. But, his dad wouldn’t let him because Track was allegedly intoxicated.
Then, Sarah called 911 stating that her eldest son was "freaking out and was on some type of medication," according to charging documents.
An attorney for former Sarah and Todd gave the following statement: “Given the nature of actions addressed last night by law enforcement and the charges involved, the Palins are unable to comment further. They ask that the family’s privacy is respected during this challenging situation just as others dealing with a struggling family member would also request.”
According to the Associated Press, Track does not have an attorney listed for him at this time.
This wasn’t the first time Track, 28, was arrested on domestic violence charges.
He was also arrested in January 2016 in the same town (where his mother used to serve as mayor) after his girlfriend claimed that Track "struck her on the left side of her head near her eye with a closed fist.”
Police found her hiding under a bed, crying, when they responded to that 911 call. The girlfriend accused Track of punching her in the face, kicking her and using his AR-15 to threaten suicide. Track pleaded guilty to some of those charges, including misconduct involving weapons. At the time, Sarah blamed her son’s behavior on Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder after his deployment in Iraq. She has also reportedly blamed former President Obama for not doing enough for veterans, a claim she later denied.
"My son, like so many others, they come back a bit different, they come back hardened, they come back wondering if there is that respect for what it is that their fellow soldiers and airmen every other member of the military so sacrificially have given to this country," Sarah said in 2016. She has five children, and Track is the oldest.
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