Sarah Palin’s oldest son was arrested on Monday night after he allegedly punched his 22-year-old girlfriend in the face during a drunken argument and threatened to shoot himself in the head with an assault rifle.
Track Palin, 26, an Iraq combat veteran, was taken into custody by police in Wasilla, Alaska at 10pm after officers arrived at the Palin family home and found his girlfriend cowering under a bed.
According to the unidentified woman, an intoxicated Track attacked her and pointed an AR-15 rifle at his own head as they argued over her ex-boyfriend and screamed he was going to shoot himself, shouting, ‘do you think I’m a p—y? and ‘do you think I won’t do it?’
This latest chapter in the Palin family saga was all the more embarrassing for the former Alaskan governor as it overshadowed her endorsement of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
The police report from Wasilla, Alaska describes a shambolic scene when police arrived and found the female victim with ‘bruising and swelling around her left eye’ claiming that Track had thrown her phone away when she tried to call 911.
This all happened at Sarah’s Wasilla home according to court documents, and Track had a 0.189 blood alcohol level according to police.
‘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 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?”‘
Officers later found her crying as she hid under a bed.
Track told police the argument began after he learned she had been speaking with an ex-boyfriend.
The two had been to dinner and then visited his sister Bristol’s home earlier in the night before the argument began at his mother Sarah’s home.
He also claims that the woman elbowed him during the fight, but she was not arrested or charged with any crime.
Gawker was the first to report the news of Track’s arrest, which came the night before his mother very publicly endorsed Donald Trump for president.
She did not mention her son’s legal troubles during her speech.
The Wasilla Police Department said in a statement; ‘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.’
Palin family attorney John Tiemessen declined to comment Tuesday on the matter but did say that respect for the family’s privacy is appreciated ‘as Track receives the help that he and many of our returning veterans need.’
Track posted $1,500 bail and is due in court on February 19.
Track, 26, was briefly married May 2011 but the pair divorced a little over a year later.
He and his ex-wife Britta Hanson have a daughter Kyla who was born three months after their wedding.
Hanson told Radar Online she was not involved in Monday night’s incident or even aware of what happened between Track and the unknown woman.
She also said of her ex; ‘We are on speaking terms. We have a cordial relationship about our daughter. That is as far as it goes.’
Track and the rest of his family had a run in with police a little over a year ago in September 2014 when a fight broke out at a party in Wasilla.
Track also reportedly broke a rib in the incident, and during his interview with cops spelled his last name wrong at one point.
Using the military alphabet he told officers it was spelled, ‘Papa, Alfa, Lima, India, Mike, Oscar.’
‘Palimo?’ asked the officer.
He also had some not so nice things to say about one of his friends who was jumped, saying of the man; ‘He’s like a little pu**y you know what I’m saying?’ says the young man, referring a man named Steve whose last name may possibly be Wilcox.
‘Like he’s not gonna fight nobody. … Most innocent, basically a gay guy, but he’s not.’
In his interview Track also stated that he could have beaten up every man at the party in a one-on-one fight, describing the men he claimed attacked him as ‘little bi***es’ and describing the scene at the party before the fight as ‘fu**ing kosher.’
Track was described as a victim in the fight by police.
The young man was preparing to ship out to Iraq in September 2008 when his mother took the stage at the Republican convention in her first major speech after being named as John McCain’s choice for vice president.
He has kept a relatively low profile over the years, a far cry from his younger sister Bristol.
This article originally appeared on the Daily Mail.