Sarah Palin’s oldest son Track was arrested shortly after 10pm on Monday night after police found that he “committed a domestic violence assault on a female, interfered with her ability to report a crime of domestic violence, and possessed a firearm while intoxicated.”
The New York Daily News reported that Track “allegedly punched his girlfriend in the eye, kicked her in the knee and then held an AR-15 assault rifle near his head.” The female victim, who was 22 years-old and had “bruising and swelling around her left eye,” claimed that 26 year-old Track threw her phone down the driveway when she tried to call police.
According to Daily Mail, the incident occurred at the Palin family home in Wasilla, and Track had a 0.189 blood alcohol level when police arrived.
“Upon contacting Palin, he was uncooperative, belligerent, and evasive with my initial line of questions,” wrote investigator Andrew Kappler in his criminal complaint. “Due to Palin’s escalating hostility, the unknown whereabouts of the 911 caller, and officer safety, Palin was placed into handcuffs.”
Track’s girlfriend came running 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?'”
Police later found her crying under a bed. Track told them the argument began when he found out she had spoken with an ex-boyfriend.
“Palin was arrested and charges of assault in the fourth degree (domestic violence), interfering with a domestic violence report, and misconduct involving weapons in the fourth degree were forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office,” The Wasilla Police Department said in a statement.
Track Palin has been released on $1,500 bail, and he is due back in court on February 19.