Track Palin, the son of former Alaska governor and infamous political flame-thrower Sarah Palin, was arrested over the weekend on burglary and assault charges, the media has reported.
Palin, 28, was arraigned Sunday morning after his arrest in Wasilla, Alaska, where his mother Sarah Palin served as mayor before running as vice president alongside Sen. John McCain during the 2008 presidential election. They, of course, lost to the eventual winners, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.
The younger Palin, an Army veteran, also faces a misdemeanor criminal mischief charge for causing nearly $1K in property damage following an unspecified domestic violence incident, according to records, TMZ reports.
Wasilla police did not immediately respond to a request for more information and the victim in Palin’s latest arrest was not identified.
John Tiemessen, a lawyer for the Palin family, refused to entertain media questions regarding yet another arrest for the wayward son. Track Palin was arrested on similar charges under similar circumstances in January of 2016.
“Given the nature of actions addressed last night by law enforcement and the charges involved, the Palins are unable to comment further,” 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.”
Track is the eldest child of the former governor’s five children. He remains in custody at the Mat-Su Pre-Trial Facility in Palmer.
Palin was arrested after an alleged domestic dispute with his ex-girlfriend, Jordan Loewe, in January 2016. According to media reports, Track Palin drunkenly punched and kicked her before threatening to take his own life, according to a police report.
A police officer found Loewe cowering under the bed, documents show.
Charges of assault and interfering with a police report were dropped, but Track Palin pleaded guilty to brandishing a weapon.
Palin’s fiery and controversial mother said the arrest stemmed from post-traumatic stress disorder due to his military service.