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John Mellencamp’s Son Turns Himself In After Felony Charge

Spech 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.

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