NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 10: John Mellencamp attends TJ Martell Honors Gala at Hutton Hotel on March 10, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for TJ Martell Foundation)
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The youngest of musician John Mellencamp's two adult sons turned himself into Monroe County authorities Friday to face felony battery charges and is being held on $5,000 bond.
An official at Monroe County jail said that Speck Mellencamp, 18, was booked at 11 a.m. Friday on the charges in connection with a late July fight. Speck Mellencamp's older brother, Hud, 19, faces the same charges, filed Monday, but has not turned himself in yet.
A third person, Ty Smith, also has been charged but is not yet in custody. He is the son of Indiana University baseball coach Tracy Smith, Bloomington Police Capt. Joe Qualters said.
Court documents describe a brutal beating during the early hours of July 29, when a 19-year-old man told police both Mellencamps and Smith came to his home here after a party.
According to a probable cause affidavit that county prosecutors released Thursday, Speck Mellencamp thought the 19-year-old had punched him at the party. The 19-year-old told police Speck Mellencamp punched him so hard in the face that he fell down.
The fight continued until both Mellencamps and Smith ran away from the home, according to the affidavit. The 19-year-old and his roommates reported the beating to police.
Speck Mellencamp played guitar onstage with his father when the Jack and Diane singer was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.
Hud Mellencamp is an amateur boxing champion who won Indiana Golden Gloves boxing titles in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Ryan Sabalow, The Indianapolis Star