Track Palin, 28, was arraigned on charges of first-degree burglary, fourth-degree assault, and fourth-degree criminal mischief, all related to domestic violence, according to court records. He is being held at the Mat-Su Pre-Trial facility.
This is Palin’s second domestic violence arrest in two years.
Palin was arrested in Wasilla last January after he “slugged his girlfriend in the face, kicked her in the knee, and threatened suicide with an AR-15 assault rifle,” according to MSNBC.
Palin was arrested on domestic violence charges, assault, and possession of a firearm while intoxicated.
Palin was also involved in a wild brawl at a house party two years earlier in which his sister, Bristol, reportedly punched the host in the face. No charges were filed in that incident.
“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, and every other member of the military, so sacrificially, has given to the country,” she said at the time.
The Palins are not commenting on the latest incident.
“Given the nature of actions addressed last night by law enforcement and the charges involved, the Palins are unable to comment further,” the family’s lawyer said in a statement. “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.”
Paul Rieckhoff, the head of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, slammed Palin for using her son’s post-traumatic stress disorder as political fodder.
“It’s not President Obama’s fault that Sarah Palin’s son has PTSD,” Rieckhoff told MSNBC. “PTSD is a very serious problem, a complicated mental health injury and I would be extremely reluctant to blame any one person in particular.”
“This is a great opportunity for Sarah Palin to sound the alarm about PTSD,” he said. “Now that she has endorsed Mr. Trump, I would encourage her to talk with him about it. Mr. Trump’s campaign is pretty light on specifics about what he would do for veterans.”
“I hope this doesn’t become a portable chew toy in a political campaign,” he added.