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Last updated on Tuesday, August 20, 2013
(UNDATED) - The second of rocker John Mellencamp’s sons has surrendered himself to police on charges of punching and kicking 19-year-old Alexander Bucy.
A Monroe County jail officer says 19-year-old Hud Mellencamp was released on bond after being booked early Monday on the felony battery charges. 19-year-old Speck Mellencamp and friend 19-year-old Tye Smith, also of Bloomington, bonded out of jail on those charges Friday.
Smith 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 July altercation in the 1400 block of North Lincoln Street wanted to pursue criminal charges at the time.
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.
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. Smith and Hud Mellencamp then allegedly 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 says 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.
Court records don't list attorneys for the Mellencamp brothers. John Mellencamp's publicist has declined comment.
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