WJTV News Channel 12 - Duke walk-on Hud Mellencamp facing battery charges

The Herald-Sun

Duke walk-on Hud Mellencamp facing battery charges

Posted: Updated:
Hud Mellencamp, a sophomore walk-on cornerback for Duke's football team, is one of three men wanted on battery charges in connection with an incident in Indiana last month. (Jon Gardiner/Duke Photography) Hud Mellencamp, a sophomore walk-on cornerback for Duke's football team, is one of three men wanted on battery charges in connection with an incident in Indiana last month. (Jon Gardiner/Duke Photography)
DURHAM, N.C. -

Hud Mellencamp, a sophomore walk-on cornerback for Duke's football team, is one of three men wanted on battery charges in connection with an incident in Indiana last month.

Mellencamp, 19, is the oldest son of rocker John Mellencamp. Hud's brother Speck Mellencamp, 18, is also wanted as well as 19-year-old Ty A. Smith, who is a walk-on football player at Indiana and the son of Hoosiers' baseball coach Tracy Smith.

The Associated Press reported that prosecutors in Monroe County, Ind., on Thursday charged the three with one count each of felony battery resulting in serious injury. The charges stem from a July 29 incident where they allegedly punched and kicked a man during a fight.

The Bloomington, Ind., Police Department said in a statement late Thursday afternoon that investigators were trying to contact the Mellencamp brothers and Smith to make arrangements for them to surrender.

Duke's football team is practicing this afternoon. Duke spokesman Art Chase said he had no comment and that the school is gathering information.

A probable cause affidavit states that Speck Mellencamp punched 19-year-old Alexander Bucy in the face on the porch of Bucy's Bloomington home because he thought Bucy had hit him earlier that evening at Bucy's house party. Hud Mellencamp and Smith joined in, and the trio allegedly "punched, kicked and stomped" Bucy, the document states.

When Bucy was able to get to his feet, Speck Mellencamp allegedly knocked him backward off the porch onto a sidewalk two to three feet below, where Speck Mellencamp punched Bucy until someone pulled him away. The Mellencamp brothers and Smith then allegedly ran from the scene.

Bucy suffered facial fractures and received stitches at a local hospital, according to the affidavit. It also says Bucy was referred to a plastic surgeon.

Speck Mellencamp told officers he had been at a party at Bucy's home earlier when two girls began fighting over him, and that a white male punched him as he tried to halt the girls' fight. Mellencamp said his assailant ran into the house.

He said he "was very upset about being punched" but soon left and went home, where he, his brother and Smith decided to return.

Hud and Speck Mellencamp are the sons of John Mellencamp — whose hits include "Hurts So Good" and "Pink Houses" — and his third wife, model Elaine Irwin. The couple divorced in 2011 after 19 years of marriage.

  • Duke SportsMore>>

  • Boone throws for 4 TDs, Duke routs Elon 52-13

    Boone throws for 4 TDs, Duke routs Elon 52-13

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-08-31 14:25:25 GMT
    Anthony Boone threw a few more touchdown passes, Duke's offense put up even more big numbers and the Blue Devils claimed another home victory.For these Blue Devils, it was almost like 2013 never ended.
    Anthony Boone threw a few more touchdown passes, Duke's offense put up even more big numbers and the Blue Devils claimed another home victory.For these Blue Devils, it was almost like 2013 never ended.
  • ACC releases men's 2014-15 basketball schedule

    ACC releases men's 2014-15 basketball schedule

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:57:49 GMT
    The Atlantic Coast Conference released its 2014-15 basketball schedule Wednesday.
    The Atlantic Coast Conference released its 2014-15 basketball schedule Wednesday.
  • Notre Dame picked to win ACC in men's soccer

    Notre Dame picked to win ACC in men's soccer

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:11 AM EDT2014-08-19 14:11:46 GMT
    File PhotoFile Photo
    UNC gets two first-place votes in the ACC preseason men's soccer rankings.
    UNC gets two first-place votes in the ACC preseason men's soccer rankings.
Powered by WorldNow

1820 TV Road
Jackson, MS 39204

Telephone: 601.372.6311
Fax: 804.819.5569
Email: wjtvnews@wjtv.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.