The son of former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin has been arrested on suspicion of assault and burglary in her home state of Alaska.
Track Palin is facing a felony burglary charge, a misdemeanour assault charge and criminal mischief charges – all of which are related to domestic violence, court documents show.
After being arrested on Saturday, he remained in prison on Sunday after appearing at a state court in the city of Palmer earlier in the day.
It is not clear whether the 28-year-old entered a plea – nor whether an attorney had been appointed for him – but the family’s attorney John Tiemessen said in a statement: “Given the nature of actions addressed last night by law enforcement and the charges involved, the Palins are unable to comment further.
“They ask that the family’s privacy is respected during this challenging situation just as others dealing with a struggling family member would also request.”
Mrs Palin’s eldest son has been in legal trouble before, prompting his mother – a former Alaska governor who ran alongside US Senator John McCain against Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election – to question the support available for military veterans who might be suffering from post-traumatic stress.
Last year, Palin, who served in Iraq, faced several charges related to domestic violence, including using a weapon while intoxicated, for which he was convicted of misconduct at a special veterans’ court.
In 2014 his role in an alcohol-fuelled family brawl was also widely reported, although no criminal charges were filed.