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Sarah Palin’s Son Will Reportedly Spend A Year In Custody After Domestic Violence Arrest

While it's currently unknown if Track Palin will serve any time in jail, a judge ruled this week that he must report to a halfway house by the end of the month.

By Sharon Lynn Pruitt

Track Palin will be spending a year in custody following his latest domestic violence arrest.

Palin, the oldest son of former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, was arrested last week after a female acquaintance alleged that he assaulted her in his home in Wasilla, Alaska and then took away her phone in order to stop her from calling the police. A judge ruled on Wednesday that the incident and the subsequent charges constituted a violation of the terms Palin previously agreed to after being charged in a separate assault case involving his father, the Associated Press reports. The rehabilitative program, created specifically for veterans, reportedly allowed Palin to serve 10 days in jail rather than a year.

Per the judge’s recent ruling, Palin is required to report to a halfway house at the end of the month, the Associated Press reports. While the decision on where he will serve his time — either at a halfway house or in jail — reportedly lies in the hands of the Department of Corrections, Anchorage District Attorney Richard Allen told the outlet that Palin is unlikely to serve time in jail.

Palin, 29, was arrested at his home and booked on charges of fourth-degree assault (domestic violence), interfering with report of domestic violence, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct after state troopers received a call regarding a disturbance on Friday night. Palin physically resisted being taken into custody, according to an online report by the Alaska Department of Public Safety. He appeared in court for his arraignment the following day, where he pleaded “not guilty, for sure” in response to all charges, reports KTUU, a CNN affiliate based in Alaska.

Palin, a U.S. Army veteran who spent time in Iraq, was previously arrested for domestic violence in December, after breaking into his parent’s home and assaulting his father, Todd Palin, leaving him with head and facial injuries. Palin was also arrested in 2016 after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend and threatening to kill himself.

Sarah Palin suggested in 2016 that, like many veterans, her son Track has post-traumatic stress disorder.

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