Sarah Palin's family was thrust back into the spotlight over the weekend after her son Track Palin was arrested over a domestic violence incident, and newly released details from the police affidavit paint a dark picture of what happened.
A 28-year-old war veteran, Track Palin has been charged with first-degree burglary, fourth-degree assault and criminal mischief.
According to police records, Track Palin is accused of breaking into his parents' home and beating his father during a domestic dispute. His mother, Sarah Palin, reportedly called police during the incident warning that her son was "freaking out and was on some type of medication."
The affidavit filed by Wasilla Police Officer Adam LaPointe also claims Track told his father, Todd Palin that he planned "to beat his ass."
Todd Palin allegedly brandished a gun for protection when his son first arrived, and at one point during their encounter Track Palin pleaded with his father to shoot him, according to the affidavit.
Sarah Palin and son Track Palin
Sarah Palin and son Track Palin
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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Both Todd and Sarah Palin were leaving the house when police arrived on the scene. The police officers reported that Track yelled at them while they approached the house, at one point calling them "peasants," but that they were ultimately able to take him into custody without incident.
This is not Track's first brush with the law. He was arrested in 2016 after his girlfriend reported that he struck her with a closed fist and kicked her on the ground before threatening to kill himself with an AR-15 rifle.
He ultimately plead guilty to misconduct in possessing a weapon while intoxicated and the prosecution dismissed all further charges.
At the time, his mother, Sarah Palin, seemed to suggest PTSD could have played a role in the incident during a campaign rally alongside Donald Trump, describing how some soldiers return home in a different state of mind "than when they left for the war zone."
"When my own son is going through what he goes through coming back, I can certainly relate to other families who feel these ramifications of PTSD," she said.
Track Palin served in the Iraq War.
Neither of his parents have formally commented on this incident.
"Given the nature of actions addressed ... by law enforcement and the charges involved, the Palins are unable to comment further," they said in a statement issued by their attorney. "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."