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Mellencamp Sons Charged With Battery Felony, Warrants Issued


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Police have issued arrest warrants for three men in connection with a battery that occurred on July 29.

The Bloomington Police Department has issued warrants for the arrest of two of John Mellencamp’s teenage sons and the son of the IU head baseball coach.

Hud Mellencamp, 19, Speck Mellencamp, 18,  and Ty Smith, 19, are facing felony charges for allegedly beating a 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.

As the Herald Times reports, the Mellencamps say the fight was in response to Speck Mellencamp being hit in the face at a party earlier that night.

“Speck Mellencamp said he had tried to stop a dispute between two girls who were fighting over him and was pushed and hit by a man. He was upset by the incident and not thinking straight, he said, when he returned to the house with his brother and Smith.

Hud Mellencamp told police he and Smith were there, but that the fight was between his younger brother and the victim, who was treated at Monroe Hospital for his injuries and referred to a plastic surgeon.”

The three men are being charged with “Battery Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury,” a Class C felony.

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