Track Palin, son of Sarah Palin, charged with assaulting father

Oscar Cross
December 21, 2017

The affidavit filed by police officer Adam LaPointe revealed that the conflict was sparked by a telephone dispute over the ownership of a truck with Todd telling his son not to come pick up the vehicle, as he was drinking and taking prescription drugs at that time.

Sarah Palin and Todd Palin attend Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World gala at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City on May 4, 2010.

Sarah Palin then called the police to the scene, claiming that the younger Palin was "freaking out and was on some type of medication".

When the police arrived, Todd and a "visibly upset" Sarah left in two separate cars while the police tried to get Track out of the house.

Eventually, Track was arrested on a felony charge of first-degree burglary and misdemeanor charges of criminal mischief and fourth-degree assault.

Track Palin previously faced domestic violence charges in 2016.


In 2016, he was suspected of punching his girlfriend, who then became concerned that he was going to shoot himself with a rifle, court documents said. He was still jailed at Mat-Su Pretrial Facility as of Monday evening, according to the Times. Court records did not immediately list an attorney for him.

Track Palin, son of Republican vice presidential candidate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Sept. 3, 2008. Track told officers that his father pointed the gun at him, to which his response was telling his father to shoot him.

It's said the charges are related to a domestic violence incident.

While the charges of assault and interfering with a police report were dismissed, Track ultimately plead guilty to brandishing a weapon.

John McCain in 2008, took heat after the arrest for seemingly saying President Obama was at fault for her son's issues following his service in the Iraq War. "They ask that the privacy of the family be respected during this challenging situation as it would be requested by other people who care for a family member in distress".

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