Drunk and on pain medication, Track Palin, the eldest son of ex-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, reportedly gave his father a savage beating on Saturday after breaking into his parents’ home, according to documents released by local police.
Track, 28, was charged with first-degree burglary, fourth-degree assault and criminal mischief, and remains in custody after an alcohol and drug-fueled rage.
According to court documents, the Iraq war veteran wanted to get a truck from his parents’ home, but his father told him to stay away because he was too drunk.
“Track told him he was [going to] come anyway to beat his ass,” according to an affidavit filed by Wasilla Police Officer Adam LaPointe.
Todd Palin answered the door armed with a pistol when his son arrived, but Track broke a window to get into the house and then started savagely beating Todd, according to a report from the New York Post.
“The younger Palin threw his dad to the floor and hit him repeatedly in the head, leaving him covered in blood and with a liquid oozing from his ear,” the report said.
Sarah Palin called police at 8:30 p.m. and said her son was “freaking out and was on some type of medication.”
When cops arrived, they saw the parents fleeing the house in separate vehicles, Todd Palin with blood running down his face and Sarah Palin looking “visibly upset,” the paper reported.
Police confronted Track Palin, who called them “peasants” and told them to lay down their weapons, according to the documents. Eventually, Palin left the house and was handcuffed.
He told cops he had told his father to shoot him several times, according to the documents.
With bail set $5,000, Track Palin remains in custody at the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility in Palmer, Alaska.
The former Republican vice-presidential nominee previously blamed post-traumatic stress disorder on problems her son has experienced since he came back from a one-year deployment to Iraq, which began in 2008 when he was 19 years old.
“My son, like so many others, they come back a bit different, they come back hardened, they come back wondering if there is that respect for what it is that their fellow soldiers and airmen every other member of the military so sacrificially have given to this country,” Palin said after an incident in 2016, when Track was charged with assault in the fourth degree, interfering with a domestic violence report, and misconduct involving weapons in the fourth degree.
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