Sarah Palin’s Son Arrested After Beating, Pointing Gun At His Father During Fight, Police Say
Sarah Palin’s husband confronted the couple’s oldest son, Track, with a gun during a fight at the family’s home in Alaska, Wasilla police said, Time Magazine reports.
According to an affidavit by Wasilla Police Officer Adam LaPointe, authorities were called to the home Saturday night, after Sarah Palin told police her son was “freaking out” and on some type of medication.
The former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, said the dispute began when Track Palin, 28, called to retrieve his truck.
The affidavit states that Todd Palin, who was bleeding from cuts on his head, told Track Palin not to come but that his son said he would come anyway to beat him up. Todd Palin told police he got his pistol “to protect his family.”
Despite the warning, Track Palin showed up at the residence, broke a window, then disarmed his father, put him on the ground and beating him up.
Poice said Todd and Sarah Palin had left the home when police arrived and that Sarah Palin was visibly upset.
LaPointe said that Track Palin yelled at officers, calling them peasants, and “moved around in a strange manner” before being arrested.
Palin was arraigned Sunday on domestic violence-related charges of burglary and assault. Court records did not immediately list an attorney for him. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing next week.
This is the second time in two years that Track Palin has been arrested in a domestic violence case.
Court documents show that in 2016, Palin was accused of punching his girlfriend, who then became concerned that he was going to shoot himself with a rifle. He faced several charges but pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm while intoxicated and the other charges were dismissed, according to Time.