Sarah Palin’s Son Charged With Domestic Violence in Alaska

Sarah Palin’s oldest son was arraigned Sunday morning in Alaska on a series of domestic-violence-related charges, NBC first reported. According to court documents, Track Palin, 28, was charged with felony burglary, assault in the fourth degree, and criminal mischief for causing $250 and $999 worth of property damage. “Given the nature of actions addressed last night by law enforcement and the charges involved, the Palins are unable to comment further,” a family attorney John Tiemessen 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.” Palin was also arrested on domestic-violence charges in January 2016—an incident that led to his mother infamously blaming her son’s post-traumatic stress disorder on what she described as President Obama’s lack of “respect” for the troops. The younger Palin pleaded guilty back then to possessing a weapon while intoxicated, and the prosecution dropped all other charges.