Sarah Palin's Son Track Arrested for Allegedly Breaking Into Parents' Home, Assaulting His Father

Track Palin was arraigned Sunday morning on three counts: felony burglary, misdemeanor reckless assault and misdemeanor criminal mischief

Track Palin was arrested over the weekend on charges of domestic violence in relation to an incident that a source tells PEOPLE occurred at the Wasilla home of his parents’ — former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Todd Palin.

The 28-year-old was arraigned Sunday morning on three counts: felony burglary, misdemeanor reckless assault and misdemeanor criminal mischief for causing between $250 and $999 in property damage, according to online court records. Each charge was related to domestic violence. It is not clear whether he entered a plea.

A source close to the Palin family tells PEOPLE that the burglary charge came from allegedly breaking and entering at Sarah and Todd’s home. As for the assault charge, “Todd was the victim.” Asked if Todd, who suffered life-threatening injuries in a serious snow machine crash last winter, was okay, the source replied: “He will be.”

The insider added, “A lot of other families have gone through worse.”

It marks the second time he has been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence in two years. A person at Mat-Su Pretrial Facility in Palmer also told NBC News that Track was still being held there as of Sunday night.

“Given the nature of actions addressed last night by law enforcement and the charges involved, the Palins are unable to comment further,” attorney John Tiemessen said in a statement to PEOPLE. “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.”

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In Jan. 2016, Track was arrested after being accused of assaulting his girlfriend and pointing a gun at her.

Authorities responded to multiple 911 calls at the Palin family home, where the U.S. Army veteran and girlfriend Jordan Loewe told authorities they had fight, according to an affidavit obtained by KTVA Alaska at the time.

Track was found with a visible injury to his right eye and smelled of alcohol, according to the report. He was allegedly “uncooperative, belligerent, and evasive,” the report said, 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.

He 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 later accepted a plea agreement in which the domestic-violence assault and interfering with the report of a domestic-violence crime charges were dropped. He was left with the misconduct involving weapons in the fourth degree, which is a class A misdemeanor and is punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $10,000. Track’s attorney, Kevin Fitzgerald, also told the Alaska Dispatch News that the plea deal required that Palin complete an “alcohol-related” treatment program to expunge the weapon charge.

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During a January 2016 rally in support of now-President Donald Trump, Sarah suggested her son’s issues stemmed from post-traumatic stress disorder he developed after a military deployment in Iraq.

“I can certainly relate with other families who feel these ramifications of some PTSD and some of the woundedness that our soldiers do return with,” the former governor said, according to NBC News.

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