Donate to the American Red Cross to help Hurricane Florence victims

Sarah Palin’s son charged with hitting father

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Track Palin on day three of the Republican National Convention .(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Sarah Palin’s oldest son, Track, has been charged with assaulting his father at the family’s home in Wasilla, Alaska.

An affidavit by a Wasilla Police officer says Sarah Palin told police Saturday night that Track Palin was “freaking out” and on some type of medication.

The affidavit says Todd Palin was bleeding from cuts on his head. He told police the dispute began when Track Palin called wanting to get his truck.

Todd Palin said he told Track Palin not to come and got his pistol “to protect his family.”

Track Palin told police he tried to get in the door, but it did not open and he broke a window and disarmed his father.

Track Palin was arraigned on charges, including misdemeanor assault, on Sunday. He remained jailed in Palmer, Alaska, as of Sunday afternoon.

Track Palin previously faced domestic violence charges in 2016. Court records say he was suspected of punching his girlfriend, who then became concerned that Palin was going to shoot himself with a rifle. He took a plea deal that resulted in some of the charges being dismissed and he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor possessing a firearm while intoxicated.

Attorney John Tieessen, who said he represents Sarah Palin, acknowledged the arrest Sunday and asked for privacy.

No attorney was listed for Track Palin.