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Sarah Palin’s Son Arrested For Domestic Violence, Accused Of Assaulting Woman At His Home

Track Palin also allegedly took his victim's phone so she couldn't call for help.

By Sharon Lynn Pruitt
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Track Palin, the oldest son of former Alaska governor and one-time vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, was arrested for domestic violence on Friday following an altercation with a woman at his home, multiple sources report.

Alaska State Troopers responded to a disturbance call at Palin’s residence in Wasilla, Alaska at around 10:37 p.m. that night, according to the Alaska Department of Public Safety. Palin is alleged to have assaulted a female acquaintance at his home, then took away her phone so she couldn't call the police. He then allegedly resisted arrest when troopers attempted to take him into custody.

Palin was booked on charges of fourth-degree assault (domestic violence), interfering with report of domestic violence, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct. He pleaded “not guilty, for sure” to all charges when he appeared in court for his arraignment the following day, according to KTUU, a CNN affiliate based in Alaska.

Palin is being held at the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility in Palmer on a $500 unsecured bond, KTUU reports. A judge ruled that he not be allowed any deadly weapons, and instructed him to have no contact with the alleged victim aside from written contact.

Palin is due back in court on Nov. 26, according to online court records.

The day after her brother’s arrest, Willow Palin, 27, married her fiancé, Ricky Bailey, People reports. Members of the Palin family have not commented publicly on Track’s most recent arrest. He was previously arrested for domestic violence in January 2016 after punching his girlfriend and threatening to shoot himself. He was arrested for domestic violence again in December after breaking into his parent’s home and assaulting his father, Todd Palin.

Sarah Palin, who reportedly called police during the 2017 incident to report that Track was “freaking out and was on some type of medication,” has previously pointed to post-traumatic stress disorder as the cause of her son’s erratic behavior. Track Palin is a U.S. Army veteran who was deployed to Iraq. 

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