Sarah Palin’s oldest son Track Palin has been arrested on domestic violence and burglary charges.
According to records obtained by NBC News, Track was arrested in Wasilla, Alasaka, early Sunday morning and charged with assault in the fourth degree, felony burglary, and criminal mischief. All three charges are reportedly related to an alleged domestic violence incident that took place on Saturday.
Track Palin was arrested in 2016 after a domestic violence incident involving his girlfriend, who reportedly claimed he punched her in the face, kicked her, and threatened suicide with a rifle. In a plea deal, Palin pleaded guilty to weapons charges, and prosecutors dropped the assault charge.
Sarah Palin is the former governor of Alaska and was presidential candidate John McCain’s running mate in the 2008 campaign.
Through their lawyer, Sarah and her husband Todd declined to address the charges.
“Given the nature of actions addressed last night by law enforcement and the charges involved, the Palins are unable to comment further,” their attorney John Tiemessen told NBC News.
“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.”
After his 2016 arrest, Palin suggested her son was suffering from PTSD following his deployment to Iraq. She addressed his legal troubles during a speech at a rally for Donald Trump.
“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,” she said.
” …when my own son is going through what he goes through, coming back, I can certainly relate with other families who feel these ramifications of some PTSD and some of the woundedness that our soldiers do return with.”
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[Feature image: Associated Press/Track Palin and sister Bristol Palin]