Mellencamp’s son turns himself in for battery charge; other son still wanted
BLOOMINGTON, Ind.— One of John Mellencamp’s sons turned himself in to Bloomington police after arrest warrants were issued Thursday in connection with a battery case.
Police said Speck Mellencamp, 18, surrendered himself to authorities around 11 a.m. Friday. Speck and his brother, Hud Mellencamp, 19, were wanted on charges of battery resulting in serious bodily injury. Authorities said Hud is expected to arrive in Indiana Saturday to turn himself in.
The son of Indiana University baseball coach Tracy Smith, 19-year-old Ty, was arrested Thursday night in connection with the case. He was booked into the Monroe County Jail but later released on a $5,000 bond. Speck Mellencamp was released on the same amount of bond shortly after his arrest on Friday.
According to the Bloomington Police Department, the three suspects approached a 19-year-old victim on July 29 at his Bloomington house in the 1400 block of N. Lincoln Street. Police said the victim reported the three suspects approached him while he was on his porch. The victim stated Speck struck him in the face and he fell backward. While he was down, the victim said the three suspects continued to punch and kick him.
Police said the victim’s roommates heard the altercation and were able to pull two suspects off the victim. When the victim attempted to stand up, he reported Speck knocked him off the porch and continued to strike him, repeatedly.
The victim suffered facial fractures that required stitches. Police said he was also referred to a plastic surgeon as a result of the injuries.
The Mellencamps told authorities the fight was a response to an altercation that took place at a party earlier in the night.