Track Palin, son of politician Sarah Palin, arrested in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Dec 17 (Reuters) - The elder son of former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin was in jail on Sunday facing assault and burglary charges in her home state of Alaska.

Track Palin, 28, appeared in state court in Palmer, Alaska, earlier in the day on a felony burglary charge and misdemeanor assault and criminal mischief charges, court records showed. The records indicated all the charges involved domestic violence.

It is not clear whether he entered a plea to the charges.

His legal troubles have prompted his mother in the past to question the support available for military veterans like him who may be suffering from post-traumatic stress.

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A representative for Sarah Palin could not immediately be reached. Court records did not indicate whether an attorney had been appointed for Track Palin, and Reuters was unable to reach an attorney who has represented him in the past.

After his arrest on Saturday, he remained in custody at the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility in Palmer on Sunday afternoon, Megan Edge, a spokeswoman for the Alaska Department of Corrections, said by phone.

In 2016, he faced several charges related to domestic violence, including using a weapon while intoxicated, court records show. The case was resolved in a special veterans' court, with a conviction on a misconduct charge.

His involvement in a booze-fueled brawl at a family gathering in 2014 also drew wide attention. Authorities did not file criminal charges in the incident.

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ST. PAUL, MN - SEPTEMBER 03: (L to R) Republican U.S vice-presidential nominee Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin holds her son Trig Palin as Track Palin, Bristol Palin and Willow Palin look on during day three of the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Xcel Energy Center on September 3, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota. The GOP will nominate U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) as the Republican choice for U.S. President on the last day of the convention. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
NBC NEWS -- 2008 Republican Convention: Day 3 -- Pictured: (l-r) Presidential nominee John McCain, Levi Johnston, boyfriend of Bristol Palin, Track Palin, Willow Palin, Piper Palin, Governor of Alaska and Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin, and (in back) Todd Palin holding son Trig Palin, after Sarah's address to the audience during the 2008 Republican Convention in St. Paul, MN on September 3, 2008 (Photo by Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
US Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin (R) stands on stage with family members after addressing the Republican National Convention at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, on September 3, 2008. From L-R: son Track, daughter Bristol and her boyfriend Levi Johnston, daughter Willow with Palin's last-born Trig, Piper and husband Todd. AFP PHOTO/Paul J. RICHARDS (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
ST. PAUL, MN - SEPTEMBER 03: Track Palin sits with Willow Palin while holding Trig Palin on day three of the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Xcel Energy Center on September 3, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota. The GOP will nominate U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) as the Republican choice for U.S. President on the last day of the convention. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
ST. PAUL, MN - SEPTEMBER 03: Track Palin, Bristol Palin, her boyfriend Levi Johnston, Willow Palin, Piper Palin, husband Todd Palin and Republican U.S vice-presidential nominee Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin holding Trig Palin stand on stage during day three of the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Xcel Energy Center on September 3, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota. U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) will accept The GOP nomination for U.S. President Thursday night. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Track Palin, the eldest son of Alaska Gov. Sara Palin. On Friday, August 29, 2008, GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain chose the Alaska governor as his vice presidential running mate. (Photo by Photo courtesy of the Alaska Governor's Office/Anchorage Daily News/MCT via Getty Images)
WASILLA, AK - JUNE 15: Sarah Palin chats with son Track at community park function on June 15, 2002 in Wasilla, Alaska. Presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain announced Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate at a campaign rally August 29, 2008 in Dayton, Ohio. (Photo by Robert A. Baker/Getty Images)
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Sarah Palin, a former Alaska governor, rose to national prominence after being selected as U.S. Senator John McCain's running mate in his failed 2008 presidential bid against Democrat Barack Obama.

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