Sarah Palin's son charged for assaulting, confronting father with firearm
Track Palin, son of former Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin, has been charged with burglary and assault after a violent confrontation with his father that involved a firearm. The incident occurred at the Palins' Alaska home. Track, 28, has a history of violent behavior and was arrested in 2016 for punching his girlfriend. He is currently in police custody. Here's more about it.
Track reportedly broke into his parents' Alaska home through a window. According to the police, the struggle commenced after Track told his father Todd Palin that he had come to retrieve a vehicle from the property and subsequently threatened him. Todd, who was anticipating a confrontation was reportedly armed with a pistol but was injured during the tussle.
Assault on father: What are the charges against Track Palin?
Track has been charged with "first-degree burglary, fourth-degree assault and criminal mischief" and is in police custody.
Track suffered from PTSD after serving in the Iraq War
Track reportedly had served in the Iraq War. According to his mother, he suffers from Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder. In 2016, he was arrested for punching his then-girlfriend Jordan Loewe. At the time, most charges against him were dismissed after he pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm while being intoxicated. Loewe has since moved the court for custody of their child and a protective order against Track.