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Hud Mellencamp To Appear In Court March 2
Updated December 16, 2014 10:04 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(BLOOMINGTON) - Hud Mellencamp is scheduled to appear in Monroe Circuit Court on March 2.

Indianapolis attorney Jennifer Lukemeyer, who is representing Mellencamp in the felony battery case, filed a motion this month asking Judge Marc Kellams to cancel a change of plea hearing that had been set for her client Feb. 3.

Kellams granted the request and reset a pretrial conference for 20-year-old Mellencamp on March 2. 19-year-old Speck Mellencamp and 20-year-old Ty Smith are also charged in the July 2013 assault and have March court appearances. Both men have pleaded not guilty to the crime.

Lukemeyer requested the new hearing after she claims there was an error in the change of plea that was filed and that Hud Mellencamp does not intend to plead guilty to the charge - battery with a deadly weapon resulting in serious injury.

According to police reports, 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 police, 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.
Bucy suffered facial fractures and other injuries.

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