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Mellencamps, Smith turn themselves in


By Laura Schulte

Ty Smith, Hud Mellencamp and Speck Mellencamp have turned themselves into authorities after an arrest warrant was issued Thursday for their alleged involvement in a fight that resulted in facial fractures and stitches for the victim.

Speck Mellencamp, 18, Ty Smith, 19, and Hud Mellencamp, 19, face felony battery charges, according to a press release issued by the Bloomington Police Department. Speck Mellencamp and Hud Mellencamp are sons of musician John Mellencamp. Smith is a freshmen wide receiver for the IU football team and son of IU baseball coach Tracy Smith.

Speck Mellencamp turned himself in at 11:17 a.m. Friday at the Monroe County Jail, a dispatcher with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said. He was held at $5,000 surety and $500 cash bond, but posted bond and was released Friday.

Smith turned himself in at 5 p.m. Thursday, posted bond, and was released at 7:19 p.m. Thursday, a dispatcher said.

Hud Mellencamp turned himself in at 6:15 a.m. Monday morning. He was held at $5,000 surety and $500 cash bond and was released at 6:40 a.m. after posting bond, a jail officer said. 

The arrest warrants stem from a July 29 altercation, when the three suspects climbed of front porch stairs of the victim’s home in the 1400 block of North Lincoln Street, according to the BPD press release. When the male victim asked if he could help them, the suspects began punching and kicking him.

The victim's three roommates responded to the commotion, and pulled the victim up, at which point he was knocked off the porch, where Speck Mellencamp continued to punch him, according to police.

Speck Mellencamp was pulled from the victim and all three suspects ran from the residence.

The victim suffered facial fractures, cuts requiring stitches and was referred to a plastic surgeon due to his injuries.

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