Hoosier rocker John Mellencamp’s teenage son Speck Mellencamp turned himself in at the Monroe County Jail in Bloomington, Indiana, on Friday.
The 18-year-old is being held on a $5,000, $500 cash bond and is expected to be released shortly.
Speck Mellencamp, 18, of Bloomington, Indiana, and his brother, Hud Mellencamp, 19 of Nashville, Indiana, each face a charge of battery resulting in serious bodily injury from the assault in July. Charges were filed Thursday.
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.
Smith turned himself in at the Monroe County Jail on Thursday and was released after posting a $5,000 surety, $500 cash bond.
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.
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. Hud Mellencamp is a trained boxer who has won Indiana Golden Gloves titles.
Sporting a black eye on a June appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman, John Mellencamp told the talk show host that his son Speck had punched him. Noting that Speck Mellencamp is 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs almost 200 pounds, Mellencamp said, “My son and I had words, and he got in a punch and I didn’t.”
Mellencamp then added, “My son punches me, and my dad calls me and says, ‘John, you need to change your attitude.’”
Mellencamp and writer Stephen King were on the show to promote their collaboration on a new musical “Ghost Brothers of Darkland County.” Based on a supposedly true story that Mellencamp had heard, the play is about a pair of brothers, a girl and some supernatural happenings.