Sarah Palin's son Track charged with assaulting his father

Sarah Palin's son Track charged with assaulting his father
Posted at 6:44 PM, Dec 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-18 18:44:40-05

A disagreement between Sarah Palin's eldest son, Track Palin, and his father turned violent when Track broke a window to gain entry to his parents' house and then assaulted his father, according to court records.

Track Palin, 28, was arrested on three charges, including assault, after the incident Saturday, which began after he called to say he wanted to come get a truck on the property, and his father, Todd Palin, refused, according to court documents.

The court filing shows Track Palin was arrested on charges of first-degree burglary, fourth-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal mischief, and says Todd Palin suffered injuries to his face and head.

Track Palin called the officers on the scene "peasants" and told them to abandon their weapons when they attempted to communicate with him, the documents say. At one point, he got onto the garage roof before eventually being detained, the court filing shows.

According to the court documents, Sarah Palin said her son was "freaking out" and "was on some type of medication." Track Palin also told the police he had consumed a few beers earlier, the documents say.

The incident is not his first arrest related to domestic violence. He was arrested in early 2016 and charged with domestic violence assault involving a female, interfering with a report of domestic violence and possession of a weapon while intoxicated.

Sarah Palin attributed her son's actions in 2016 to his time serving overseas.

"What my own son is going through, what he is going through coming back, I can relate to other families who feel ramifications of PTSD and some of the woundedness that our soldiers do return with," the former Republican vice presidential candidate and governor of Alaska said at the time. "And it makes me realize, more than ever, it is now or never for the sake of America's finest that we have that commander in chief who will respect them and honor them."