Sarah Palin's son, Track Palin, accused of another assault

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's oldest son, Track, hit a woman in the head after telling her that she couldn't leave his house and resisted as authorities arrested him, court documents said.

Track Palin, 29, is in jail facing misdemeanor charges including assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct less than a year after being accused of attacking his father at his parents' home.

A female acquaintance said Palin blocked the doorway when she tried to leave his house in the city of Wasilla on Friday night, according to an affidavit by Alaska State Troopers. She told authorities that he took her phone when she said she would call the police if she didn't let her leave.

She said she made it to her car in the driveway but that Palin followed her and "was on top of her, hitting her in the head," the document said.

They wrestled over the phone and he let her leave after she screamed for help, the affidavit said. Her arm had small scratches and the back of her head and neck were red, a trooper wrote.

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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)
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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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Troopers went to Palin's house and said he told them that the two were arguing over how they said goodbye and that any injuries the woman had she did to herself.

Palin said he was injured but wouldn't explain further or let troopers examine him, the document says.

Authorities said a trooper told Palin he was under arrest and tried to put his arm behind his back, but he tried to pull it forward. When two troopers tried to pull his arms back, he kicked over a coffee table, the document says. A trooper pulled him to the ground.

After Palin was cuffed, troopers say they tried to put him in a vehicle but he "was pulling and shoving with his shoulder." He threw his head back toward a trooper's face, who moved to avoid getting hit, lost his balance and they both fell down, the documents say.

Palin appeared in court Saturday, where a judge set a $500 unsecured bond with the condition of wearing a monitoring device if released.

Palin, whose mother was the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, was arrested in an assault on his father, Todd, last December. He was accused of breaking in to his parents' home and leaving Todd Palin bleeding from cuts on his head, authorities have said.

Track Palin, an Army veteran who served one year in Iraq, was accepted into a therapeutic program intended to rehabilitate veterans and pleaded guilty to misdemeanor criminal trespassing in a plea agreement.

His lawyer in that case says he hasn't been contacted to represent Palin in the new case. Patrick Bergt says he doesn't know how the allegations will affect Palin's standing in Alaska Veterans Court, which gives eligible former service members the option of enrolling in mental health treatment instead of a traditional sentence.

The arrangement called for Palin to serve 10 days in jail if he completed the program. If he didn't, he would serve a year.

Palin family attorney John Tiemessen said he had no firsthand knowledge of the new case.

Palin also was accused of punching his then-girlfriend in 2016, court documents said. He pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm while intoxicated, and the other charges were dismissed.

Sarah Palin indicated that post-traumatic stress disorder might have been a factor in that case.

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