Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s son Track Palin was arrested Friday night on domestic violence charges, according to local NBC station Channel 2 News.
> Palin appeared in court in Palmer Saturday, facing four charges including fourth-degree assault and resisting arrest. He said he was "not guilty, for sure" to the four charges.
> Palin faces three Class A misdemeanors that allow for up to a year behind bars and a $25,000 fine. He also faces a Class B misdemeanor that allows up to one day in jail and $2,000 fine.
Alaska State Troopers said police responded to reports of a disturbance around 10:30 p.m. on Friday night.
> According to an online dispatch, an investigation by AST revealed that Palin had assaulted a female acquaintance at his home. "When the acquaintance attempted to call authorities, he prevented her by taking away her phone."
> Troopers say while being arrested, Palin physically resisted them. In court, Palin questioned why he faced that charge when there were five troopers.
Palin was ordered by the judge to have no contact with the alleged victim beyond written communication, to stay away from her home and workplace, and was barred from having deadly weapons.
This was not Palin’s first run-in with police in relation to assault charges:
> In December of 2017, Palin was taken into custody and charged with breaking into his family home and assaulting his father. The case is currently before Veteran's Court.
> In 2016, Palin faced domestic violence charges for allegedly assaulting his then girlfriend.