Track Palin, the son of Republican VP nominee Sarah Palin, has been arrested on Sunday, December 17, for domestic violence. The charges include burglary, too.
Track Palin was arraigned on Sunday morning for a series of charges related to domestic violence. The police arrived at his home in Wasilla, Alaska and issued an arrest for felony burglary, assault in the fourth degree and criminal mischief which cause damage on the property summing up between $250 and $999.
Palin’s lawyer, John Tiemessen, gave a statement to NBC News in which he asked for privacy of the Palin family and explained there was no information he could provide for the time being. “Given the nature of actions addressed last night by law enforcement and the charges involved, the Palins are unable to comment further”. He continued: “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.”
Sources from the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility in Palmer, Alaska confirmed Palin is in custody since Sunday evening.
This is not the first time Track Palin has been arrested for domestic violence. The episode seems to be a repetition of the one that occurred just last year, in January. At that time, police responded to a 911 call made by a woman, who proved to be Track’s girlfriend. She told authorities she has been struck in the head. He proceeded to take her phone, kick her and threaten to kill himself.
Upon arrival, the officers found Palin “uncooperative, belligerent and evasive with my initial line of questioning”. In this case, he pleaded guilty to weapon possession while intoxicated, while the domestic violence and interfering with the police report charges were dropped.
Sarah Palin explained at the time that her son was suffering from post traumatic stress disorder from his one-year-deployment in Iraq.