Sarah Palin’s oldest son, Track Palin, was recently arrested for drunken domestic violence, and he was armed with a gun at the time. The 26-year-old divorced father was arrested for domestic violence while armed with an AR-15 assault rifle on Monday night.
According to the Seattle Times, Track Palin is charged with several crimes surrounding domestic violence. He is charged with assault, interfering with the report of a domestic violence crime, and possessing a firearm while intoxicated. All of this went down at the Wasilla home of Sarah and Todd Palin, where he now lives. Palin’s girlfriend said that Palin punched her in the face. Palin family attorney John Tiemessen put out a brief statement about Track Palin.
“Respect for the family’s privacy is appreciated ‘as Track receives the help that he and many of our returning veterans need.’ Palin’s arraignment was held Tuesday, but Tiemessen was not sure if he entered a plea yet.”
Sadly, this was not Palin’s first brush with the law.
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) January 20, 2016
The Daily Mail is reporting that Track Palin threatened to kill himself with the assault rifle after the police were called for the assault. Palin had a 0.189 blood alcohol level when the police took him into custody.
“Upon contacting Palin, he was uncooperative, belligerent, and evasive with my initial line of questions,” investigator Andrew Kappler explained in his complaint. “Due to Palin’s escalating hostility, the unknown whereabouts of the 911 caller, and officer safety, Palin was placed into handcuffs.”
The girlfriend, who has not been named, was able to get away with Palin when he allegedly pulled out his assault rifle, pointing it at his head.
Track’s girlfriend ran out of the house after the young man started ‘holding onto a gun, yelling “Do you think I’m a p—y?” and “Do you think I won’t do it?”
Sarah Palin did not make mention of her son Track being out on bail when she put her support behind Donald Trump for president the next day. Track Palin’s other documented brush with the law also involved alcohol. When questioned by the police that time, he was unable to spell his own name.
Using the military alphabet he told officers it was spelled, “Papa, Alfa, Lima, India, Mike, Oscar.”
“Palimo?” asked the officer.
— Jade Helm Commander (@Anomaly100) January 19, 2016
Gawker is saying that Track Palin was threatening to commit suicide when police arrived at the Palin home. The police shared a report with the victim’s name redacted.
“She and her boyfriend of one year, Track Palin, left a different residence together and were arguing the whole way home. Once they got to his home they argued in the car, then in the driveway. They were screaming and he was calling her names. [Redacted] told Palin that she had called the cops even though she had not, in attempt to calm him down and to scare him away from ‘touching her’. Palin approached [Redacted] and struck her on the left side of her head near her eye with a closed fist. [Redacted] got on the ground in a fetal position because she didn’t know what else he would do. Palin then kicked [redacted] on the right knee.”
Wasilla police confirm: Sarah Palin's son Track Palin arrested, charged with domestic assault, held without bail. https://t.co/DwhJkYHP7d
— Gawker (@Gawker) January 19, 2016
The victim was visibly injured, according to the Wasilla police.
“Sergeant Rader observed [redacted] to have bruising and swelling around her left eye. She complained of pain to that area as well as to her right knee. He observed a small red area near her knee. The involved firearm, an unloaded AR-15 rifle was located on the kitchen counter.”
— punchumgum (@punchumgum) June 8, 2015
Neither Sarah nor Todd Palin has publicly acknowledged that this event or arrest have taken place.
Do you think it’s odd that a day after the arrest, Sarah Palin put her support behind a candidate for president?
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