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Speck Mellencamp Faces Battery Charges After Brutal Beating

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Speck Mellencamp, along with his brother Hud, will face battery charges after the brutal beating of a 19-year old at a party last month.

The brothers–sons of singer John Mellencamp–allegedly returned to a party in Bloomington, Indiana after a confrontation to seek revenge, but got the wrong guy. Victim Alex Bucy, who hadn’t even been at the party earlier that night and had just returned home, was sitting on his front porch when the brothers and Ty Smith–son of IU’s baseball coach Tracy Smith–descended upon him and began beating him ruthlessly in the face.

“He was just out there, minding his own business and they just all three came up and started attacking him,” said the victim’s roommate, Chris Cain. “Alex was in defense mode pretty much the whole time and then all three of them were basically passing him around while he was sitting on the couch, just punching and kicking him. They all three just started attacking him, throwing punches. His head was just being tossed around like a punching bag. I mean both cheeks were just sliced open bleeding. His cheeks were swollen shut. His eyes – he could barely see. Then Speck actually tackled him off the top of the stairs (onto the sidewalk below) onto his back with him on top of him punching him.”

Bucy reportedly suffered so much damage to his face that he’ll have to see a plastic surgeon. Ty Smith turned himself in to authorities on Thursday, while Speck turned himself in on Friday morning and has already been released on bond. Hud is expected to turn himself in, as well.

It’s not clear what the penalty will be for the boys, but fighting comes naturally to the Mellencamp family; Hud is an amateur boxing champion and Speck and his dad are reported to have let their fists do the talking for them at least once. The patriarch appeared on “The Late Show With David Letterman” earlier this year with a black eye, saying, “My son and I had words, and he got a punch in and I didn’t.”

Speck Mellencamp Faces Battery Charges After Brutal Beating


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  • C Wilbourn

    I have always loved John Mellencamp and am saddened to hear this story. It is not ok for anyone celebrity offspring or not, to get away with this kind of brutality. I hope that they get charged with the maximum so they will learn. The three boys should also have to pay for the surgeons to fix the damage.

  • Tom

    Wow, that sounds close to attempted murder.
    Those guys belong in prison!

  • Allen

    Hud is a walk-on for the Duke football team. It will be interesting to see if Duke has the class they love to pretend they have, or will they look the other way and allow him to play and stay in school. The kid is a white thug and a punk. I’m guessing the famous last name and rich daddy had a lot to do with his acceptance into Duke.

    • Craig Daliessio

      You apparently don’t know crap about Duke.

  • David Nazareth

    Too bad he didnt have a gun. They deserved to die. Guess who else deserves something? Hanna Banana. Her freedom days are numbered.

    This once fine country of ours has become a den of haunts. People have become exceedingly evil, self centered and willing to kill for just about any stupid reason in the book. Its a wonder Johns sons didnt kill the poor innocent victim

    • jack

      So David, a little consistency of thought might do you good. “They deserve to die” and “people are willing to kill for just about any stupid reason.”

      Do you ever listen to yourself. Not that i could blame you for answering no.

  • Joe Nova

    This gives you a good idea what it was like growing up in the Mellencamp house….

  • Jasin

    They fought authority and authority always wins!

  • renee

    Pretty shocking for John Mellencamp to show up on Letterman with a black eye from his own son??!!! What?! I don’t know any families with sons who do that to their father. Seems like he did a terrible job raising these boys.

    • LivinInGA

      You are awfully quick to blame the dad. Guess the sons don’t have a mind of their own. (sarcasm)

  • http://yahoo joe walsh

    I was saddened to hear this beat down like that doesn’t matter jf John Mellencamp’s son’s or my son 3 on one is unfair fight?? If it happened in Florida they’d throw the book at them ?? wouldn’t matter if Tom Petty’s sons ?? Who’s a native of florida??

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