Palin's Son Pleads Not Guilty

Sarah Palin's oldest was charged with burglarizing his parents' property
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 8, 2018 6:50 PM CST
Track Palin   (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

(Newser) – Sarah Palin's oldest son pleaded not guilty Monday to a felony charge in the case accusing him of assaulting his father at the family's Alaska home last month, the AP reports. Track Palin's lawyer entered the plea to a burglary charge on his behalf his arraignment. The 28-year-old did not attend the hearing in person, but participated by phone. His parents also did not attend. During the brief proceeding, Palin said only, "Yes, ma'am," when the judge asked if he was on the telephone line. The judge set Palin's trial for the week of Feb. 26.

Palin was arrested in December after Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee and a former Alaska governor, told authorities her son was on some kind of medication and "freaking out." A police affidavit said father Todd Palin was bleeding from cuts on his head. He told police the dispute began when his son called to pick up his truck from the Palins' home in Wasilla. Track Palin last month also pled not guilty to misdemeanor assault and criminal mischief. He is out on bail with electronic monitoring. The Palins obtained a court order barring their son from having contact with them and their children who live at home. Todd Palin told the court by phone in December that the family is prepared to re-establish contact.

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