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Sarah Palin's Son Charged with Burglary and Assault in Domestic Dispute: Report

This isn't the first time Track has been arrested for his violent behavior.

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Track Palin, oldest son of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, was arraigned Sunday on charges of felony burglary, assault in the fourth degree and criminal mischief for causing property damage.

The charges are all related to domestic violence, of which Track Palin has a history.

An attorney representing Sarah Palin and her husband Todd said the family was unable to comment on the situation.

“Given the nature of actions addressed last night by law enforcement and the charges involved, the Palins are unable to comment further,” attorney John Tiemessen told NBC News in a statement. “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."

Last time Track was arrested following allegations of domestic abuse, Sarah Palin used it as a disturbing political talking point to suggest Americans don't have enough respect for the military.

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