BLOOMINGTON, IN (WAVE) - A second son of Grammy Award winning rock singer John Mellencamp surrendered to authorities Monday and was charged with felony battery in the beating of a southern Indiana man.
Hud Mellencamp, 19, was released on bond shortly after he was booked early Monday morning, according to a Monroe County jail officer. Speck Mellencamp, 18, bonded out of jail on the same charges Friday.
Police said the 19-year-old male victim told officers three young men approached him on the front porch of his home in Bloomington around 2:45 a.m. on July 29 and that Speck Mellencamp struck him in the face, knocking him backwards. He reported that he was further kicked and punched by Speck Mellencamp, Hud Mellencamp and Ty Smith, 19, as he lay on the ground. Smith is the son of Indiana University baseball coach Tracy Smith and is a walk-on for IU's football team. He is also charged with felony battery.
Bloomington police said three roommates of the victim heard the commotion and pulled two of the suspects off the victim. The victim reported that after he stood following the first assault, Speck Mellencamp knocked him backwards off the porch and began beating him again. Eventually, all three suspects ran from the home, police said.
The victim suffered facial fractures and was referred to a plastic surgeon as a result of his injuries, according to Bloomington police.
An investigation revealed the altercation occurred after one of the three suspects was assaulted at the home earlier in the evening, but police said officers were not contacted regarding that event.
Hud Mellencamp is scheduled to appear in court Friday at 1:30 p.m.
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