Sarah Palin's Son Track Allegedly Punched Girlfriend in Face and Pointed Gun at Her: Police
Just one day before Sarah Palin made headlines with her endorsement of GOP front-runnerDonald Trump, her oldest son, Track Palin, was arrested in the family’s hometown of Wasilla, Alaska, and accused of assaulting his girlfriend and pointing a gun at her, PEOPLE confirms.
The 26-year-old was charged with domestic violence assault, interfering with the reporting of a domestic violence crime and possessing weapons while intoxicated, according to court records.
Track was found with a visible injury to his right eye and smelled of alcohol, according to the report. He was “uncooperative, belligerent, and evasive,” the reports says, and his blood alcohol level was 0.189 percent.
Loewe was later discovered hiding under a bed on the property, and told authorities that Track had punched her in the face and kicked her in the right knee. Loewe had “bruising and swelling around her left eye,” according to the affidavit.
Loewe told officers that Track had also threatened to shoot himself with an AR-15 assault rifle.
In a statement to PEOPLE, Palin’s family attorney John Tiemessen said: “We appreciate the press respecting the family’s privacy as Track receives the help that he and many of our returning veterans need.”
According to the court documents, Track remained in custody until an arraignment was held later that day when bail was set at $1,500.
Track is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 19, and again on March 24.
The U.S. Army veteran has had multiple other run-ins with the law dating back to 2007, mostly for traffic violations like speeding. Most of his charges are in Alaska, except for one traffic-related incident in Arizona.
In December of 2012, Track was back in court, this time filing for divorce from his high school sweetheart, who he was married to for one year.
Most recently, the entire Palin family was involved in an alleged backwoods brawl in late 2014, in which onlookers told PEOPLE that Bristol Palin repeatedly punched a man in the face. Another source told the media that Track had lost a tooth in the fight.
Although no charges were filed and the family declined to comment, police told the New York Times that “alcohol was believed to have been a factor in the incident.”
The former Republican vice presidential candidate – who was in Iowa on Tuesday endorsing current presidential, hopeful Trump – has not personally commented on her son’s most recent run-in with the law.