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Sarah Palin’s son arrested on domestic violence charges

Track Palin, the oldest son of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, was arrested Saturday in Wasilla, Alaska, on charges of domestic violence. It marks the second time he’s been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence in two years.

Palin, 28, was arraigned Sunday morning on three counts: felony burglary, misdemeanor reckless assault and misdemeanor criminal mischief for causing up to $500 in property damage, according to online court records.

Further details were not immediately available. The felony burglary charge indicates Palin is accused of hurting or attempting to hurt someone while committing burglary.

Local police and prosecutors did not respond to messages seeking more information Sunday.

No attorney was listed for Palin on the court docket, and no details were given about his bond status. He remained held at the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility in Palmer, Alaska, as of Sunday afternoon. Representatives for the Palin family could not be immediately reached for comment.

Palin was also arrested in 2016 on domestic violence-related charges, including misdemeanor assault and interfering with a domestic-violence report, according to court records.

He took a plea deal that resulted in some of the charges being dismissed, and he pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm while intoxicated, a misdemeanor.

Sarah Palin ran for vice president on a Republican ticket with Sen. John McCain of Arizona in 2008, losing to the Democratic ticket of Sens. Barack Obama and Joe Biden. She has since been a television personality and conservative political speaker, and has a strong following among tea party Republicans.

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