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Last updated on Friday, August 16, 2013
(BLOOMINGTON) - John Mellencamp’s two teenaged sons face felony battery charges stemming from a July incident when they allegedly punched and kicked a 19-year-old man on his front porch.
Court documents say Speck Mellencamp punched 19-year-old Alexander Bucy in the face on the porch of Bucy's Bloomington home because he thought Bucy had hit him earlier that evening. Bucy suffered facial fractures and cuts that required stitches. He was treated at Monroe Hospital and referred to a plastic surgeon.
On Wednesday, 18-year-old Speck Mellencamp of Bloomington and 19-year-old Hud Mellencamp of Nashville, were both charged with battery resulting in serious bodily injury.
Monroe County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Bob Miller says arrangements are being made for the Mellencamps to turn themselves over to police.
19-year-old Ty Smith, of Bloomington, a friend of the Mellencamps, also was charged with felony battery for his part in the fight. He is the son of Indiana University baseball coach Tracy Smith and an IU football team freshman walk-on.
According to Bloomington Police Department Officer Lucas Fosnaugh no one involved in the altercation in the 1400 block of North Lincoln Street, wanted to pursue criminal charges at the time.
According to BPD Detective Rick Crussen, the Bucy was sitting on his front porch with two friends when the Mellencamps and Smith walked up the steps around 2:43 a.m. Bucy alleges he asked the Mellencamps what they wanted and that is when Speck Mellencamp hit him in the face. Then Smith and Hud Mellencamp joined in punching, kicking and stomping Bucy.
Three roommates inside the house heard the commotion, ran outside and pulled the three assailants off Bucy. When Bucy stood he alleges Speck Mellencamp knocked him backwards off the porch, a drop of several feet. He say Speck then continued to punch him until his roommates intervened.
Witnesses told police the Mellencamps and Smith then ran from the scene.
The Mellencamps told police the fight was in a response to Speck Mellencamp being hit in the face at a party at the house earlier that night. Speck Mellencamp told police he had tried to stop a dispute between two girls who were fighting over him and was pushed and hit by Bucy. He was upset by the incident and not thinking straight, he told police 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 Speck and Bucy.
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