Track Palin Charged With Burglary, Assault

It's his second domestic violence arrest in 2 years
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 18, 2017 1:32 AM CST
Updated Dec 18, 2017 5:03 AM CST
Track Palin Charged With Burglary, Assault
In this 2011 photo, Track Palin, third from right, is seen with his bride Britta Hanson, third from left, after their wedding ceremony in Hatcher Pass, Alaska. They were divorced the following year.   (AP Photo/Palin family)

Sarah Palin's troubled eldest son is in an Alaska jail after his second domestic violence arrest in two years. Track Palin was arrested Saturday on a felony charge of burglary and misdemeanor charges of assault and mischief, KTUU reports. According to court records, all the charges against the 28-year-old, who was arraigned Sunday morning, involve domestic violence. The charges, which suggest Palin injured or attempted to injure somebody while committing burglary, appear to stem from an incident in Wasilla, Palin's hometown, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Palin, who spent a year in Iraq while serving in the Army, was arrested last year after allegedly punching and kicking his girlfriend before threatening to shoot himself. The case was resolved under a plea deal in a special court for veterans, with Palin convicted of misconduct. "Given the nature of actions addressed last night by law enforcement and the charges involved, the Palins are unable to comment further," family attorney John Tiemessen said Sunday, per Reuters. "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." (After the 2016 arrest, Sarah Palin suggested he was suffering from PTSD.)

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