The oldest son of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin was arrested in a domestic violence case in which his girlfriend was afraid he would shoot himself with an AR-15 assault rifle.
Track Palin, 26, was charged with assault, interfering with the report of a domestic violence crime, and possessing a weapon while intoxicated following the incident on Monday at the Wasilla, Alaska, home of his parents, where he lives, according to an affidavit by police.
The girlfriend told authorities she was punched in the face by Palin, who is the oldest child of Sarah Palin.
The charges were filed on Tuesday, the same day Sarah Palin appeared in Iowa to endorse Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump.
Court documents say the victim, Track Palin’s girlfriend of one year, had bruising and swelling around her left eye, and she said her knee hurt after he kicked her.
According to the three-page affidavit, both Palin and his girlfriend called the emergency dispatcher that night.
The affidavit says the woman said Palin struck her with his fist on the left side of her head near her eye. She said he then kicked her in the knee.
Palin held the rifle, with the barrel just away from his face pointed to the side, the affidavit states, and the woman told police Palin was yelling: “Do you think I won’t do it?”
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