The baby's name is Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston, according to Jones.
Johnston is studying to become an electrician. He told the Associated Press in
October that he and fiance Bristol plan to wed in 2009 and raise the child
Bristol, the eldest of Sarah and Todd Palin's three daughters (the couple also
have two sons), made headlines with her pregnancy last summer, shortly after
Republican presidential candidate John McCain picked the Alaska governor to be
his running mate on his party's ticket.
In a statement at the time, Bristol's parents said their daughter "came to us
with news that we as parents knew would make her grow up faster than we had ever
planned." They added, Bristol "has our unconditional love and
This week, Levi Johnston's mother, Sherry Johnston, with six felony counts of misconduct involving a controlled substance, described by an Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman as being Oxycontin. Johnston's arraignment is set for Jan. 6.