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John Mellencamp’s Son Turns Himself In After Felony Charge

One of John Mellencamp's sons and the son of the IU baseball coach have posted bail after each was charged with a felony.

speck mellencamp and ty smith

Photo: Monroe County Sheriff

Speck Mellencamp (left) and Ty Smith turned themselves into the Monroe County Sheriff's Department after being charged with felonies.

One of John Mellencamp’s sons and the son of the IU head baseball coach have turned themselves in to the Monroe County Sheriff after facing felony charges for battery.

The Herald Times reports Speck Mellencamp and Ty Smith have each posted $5,000 surety and $500 cash bond. Officials are still waiting for Hud Mellencamp to turn himself in.

Duke University football coach David Cutcliffe issued a statement saying that Hud Mellencamp, a member of the university’s football team, is being excused from team activities, not suspended, to turn himself in at the jail and deal with the criminal matter.

“We are aware of the charges that Hud Mellencamp faces in Indiana,” the statement said. “Currently, we are giving him the opportunity to return to Indiana to address his legal issues.”

 The teens are facing battery charges after their reported involvement in a fight in Bloomington that seriously injured another person.

As we reported, the three men allegedly beat another 19-year-old man at his residence in the 1400 block of North Lincoln Street on July 29.

According to the Bloomington Police Department, the man who was beaten said three males approached his house, climbed the stairs to his porch, and punched him in the face. He said he fell backwards and all three males continued kicking and punching him.

Network Indiana contributed to this report.

Gretchen Frazee

Gretchen Frazee is a reporter/producer for WFIU and WTIU news. Prior to her current role, Frazee worked as the associate online content coordinator for WFIU/WTIU. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia where she studied multimedia journalism and anthropology. You can follow her on Twitter @gretchenfrazee.

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  • stargazeman

    The one on the left is the one who socked his dad John in the eye—remember the June episode on Letterman, where Cougar had the Black eye–he joked about it..as if violence in the home and against parent and child is funny and expected. Then he trains the other one to be a near professional boxer and football head hunter…and yet he’s out singing and preaching and screeching to the rest of us about “Love and Happiness”…I call fraud on this man and his family…

    If those boys get out of this thuggery stomping beat down complete with kicks and punches and 3 on 1, without jail time, then we’ll know Cougar doesnt follow the same Justice as the rest of us—and that includes all the Black people you keep clamoring for for equal Jistice…money talks huh Cougar? Heck even his third son is named Justice…imagine that, one named after a movie, the other a murderer, and another after the “money buys’ Justice system…

    They walk—he needs to shut up about his “Frick Racism” and “Injustice” nonsense…dude even scratched “Frick Racism on his guitar”—yeah, well racism includes buying off complaintants John boy, because you got the dough to do it…

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  • NHSAYS

    Dads with thugs. Seems to be the norm these days. All freakin’ losers. John you and your family are gutter slime.

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