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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Two John Mellencamp sons face felony battery charges"

Laura Lane has the just-updated story ($$) in the Bloomington Herald Times, complete with the charging documents. The story begins:

John Mellencamp’s two teenaged sons face felony battery charges stemming from a July incident during which police say they punched and kicked a 19-year-old man they assaulted on his front porch.

The fight left the victim with facial fractures and cuts that required stitches.

Speck Mellencamp, 18, 870 S. Woodscrest Drive, and 19-year-old Hud Mellencamp of 5807 Lower Schnooner Road in Nashville, each face a charge of battery resulting in serious bodily injury. The charges were approved by a judge and filed today.

Monroe County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Bob Miller said arrangements are being made for the Mellencamps to turn themselves over to police.

Ty Smith, 19, 3330 S. Spring Branch Road, 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.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on August 15, 2013 03:35 PM
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