John Mellencamp’s Teen Sons, Speck and Hud, Charged With Battery

By Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.
August 15, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Warrants were issued Thursday for Speck Mellencamp, 18, and Hud Mellencamp, 19, sons of singer John Mellencamp, according to Fox News

The two allegedly beat up a 19-year-old in July. The victim had facial fractures and required stitches, reports the Herald Times. The victim told the Bloomington Police Department he was sitting on his porch in Bloomington, Ind., when the two Mellencamp teens and their friend, Ty Smith, approached. When the victim asked what they wanted, Speck Mellencamp allegedly began hitting him, reports the Herald Times. 

The Mellencamps explained to the police that Speck Mellencamp had been hit earlier while attending a party at the house. Upset, he had returned to the house. 

Speck Mellencamp had given his father a black eye, the singer told David Letterman in June. (See video below)

John Mellencamp told Letterman his son is 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs almost 200 pounds. He joked, “My son punches me and my dad calls up and tells me, ‘John, you’ve got to change your attitude.'”

 

 

 

Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.