Track Palin in court on domestic violence charges

Track Palin leaving Palmer courtroom, Tuesday, May 29, 2018
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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Alaska State Troopers say 29-year-old Track Palin, son of former Gov. Sarah Palin, was arrested Friday night on domestic violence charges.

Palin appeared in court in Palmer Saturday, facing four charges including fourth-degree assault and resisting arrest. He said he was "not guilty, for sure" to the four charges.

Palin faces three Class A misdemeanors that allow for up to a year behind bars and a $25,000 fine. He also faces a Class B misdemeanor that allows up to one day in jail and $2,000 fine.

Troopers say they responded to reports of a disturbance just after 10:30 p.m. Friday.

According to an online dispatch, an investigation by AST revealed that Palin had assaulted a female acquaintance at his home. "When the acquaintance attempted to call authorities, he prevented her by taking away her phone."

Troopers say while being arrested, Palin physically resisted them. In court, Palin questioned why he faced that charge when there were five troopers.

Palin is being remanded in Mat-Su Pretrial Facility. He is being held on a $500 unsecured bond but will need to be on a pretrial ankle bracelet if released.

He is told to stay away from the alleged victim's home and place of work and only have written contact with her. The judge ordered that he is not allowed to have any deadly weapons.

In December of 2017, Palin was taken into custody and charged with breaking into his family home and assaulting his father. The case is currently before Veteran's Court.

In 2016, Palin faced domestic violence charges for allegedly assaulting his then girlfriend.