Hoosier rocker John Mellencamp’s two teenage sons are scheduled for pretrial conferences before an Indiana judge on Oct. 17.
The two brothers and a friend are charged with felony battery. Hud Mellencamp, 19, Speck Mellencamp, 18, and Ty Smith, 19, will appear before Monroe Circuit Judge Marc Kellams.
Indianapolis attorney Thomas Farlow is representing the Mellencamp brothers. Bloomington attorney Joe Lozano is representing Smith. Speck Mellencamp and Smith turned themselves in last week and were released on bond. Hud Mellencamp turned himself in Monday and was released on bond.
Hud Mellencamp is a student and football player at Duke University in North Carolina. He is also a trained boxer who has won Indiana Golden Gloves titles.
The three face charges of battery resulting in serious bodily injury from the assault in July. Charges were filed last Thursday. A Class C felony, the charge carries a possible jail term of two to eight years and a $10,000 fine.
A friend of the two brothers, Ty Smith, 19, of Bloomington, also was charged with felony battery for his part in the fight. The son of Indiana University baseball coach, Tracy Smith, Ty Smith is an IU football team freshman walk-on. Speck Mellencamp also lives in Bloomington.
According to police reports, the victim, 19-year-old Alexander Bucy, was sitting on the front porch of his Bloomington home on July 29 when the three walked up. Speck Mellencamp is accused of punching Bucy in the face because he thought Bucy had hit him earlier that evening at a party.
Hud Mellencamp and Ty Smith allegedly then joined in and the three punched, kicked and stomped Bucy. The beating was stopped when three roommates inside the house heard the noise and pulled the three men off Bucy. Witnesses said the three alleged assailants then ran from the scene.
Hud Mellencamp told police that he and Smith were not involved in the beating. However, Bucy and other witnesses confirmed that all three attacked Bucy.
Bucy required stitches for facial injuries and cuts. A police affidavit says Bucy was referred to a plastic surgeon.
Hud and Speck Mellencamp are the sons of John Mellencamp and his third wife, Elaine Irwin.
The couple divorced in 2011 after 19 years of marriage.