A source close to the Palin family tells PEOPLE that the burglary charge came from allegedly breaking and entering at Sarah and Todd’s home. As for the assault charge, “Todd was the victim.” Asked if Todd, who suffered life-threatening injuries in a serious snow machine crash last winter, was okay, the source replied: “He will be.”
The insider added, “A lot of other families have gone through worse.”
It marks the second time he has been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence in two years. A person at Mat-Su Pretrial Facility in Palmer also told NBC News that Track was still being held there as of Sunday night.
“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 said in a statement to PEOPLE. “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.”
In Jan. 2016, Track was arrested after being accused of assaulting his girlfriend and pointing a gun at her.
Authorities responded to multiple 911 calls at the Palin family home, where the U.S. Army veteran and girlfriend Jordan Loewe told authorities they had fight, according to an affidavit obtained by KTVA Alaska at the time.
Track was found with a visible injury to his right eye and smelled of alcohol, according to the report. He was allegedly “uncooperative, belligerent, and evasive,” the report said, and his blood alcohol level was 0.189 percent.
Loewe was later discovered hiding under a bed on the property, and told authorities that Track had punched her in the face and kicked her in the right knee. Loewe had “bruising and swelling around her left eye,” according to the affidavit.
He was charged with domestic violence assault, interfering with the reporting of a domestic violence crime and possessing weapons while intoxicated, according to court records.
During a January 2016 rally in support of now-President Donald Trump, Sarah suggested her son’s issues stemmed from post-traumatic stress disorder he developed after a military deployment in Iraq.