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John Mellencamp's Son Speck Turns Himself In to Police After Beating Incident

Image courtesy of Courtesy Monroe County (IN) Sheriff's Office (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Courtesy Monroe County (IN) Sheriff's Office (via ABC News Radio)

John Mellencamp 's 18-year-old son, Speck , turned himself in to police Friday morning at Indiana's Monroe County Jail to face battery charges stemming from an altercation in which he and his older brother, Hud , allegedly took part late last month. 

The Herald-Times reports Speck was initially held on a $5,000 surety and a $500 cash bond.  Troy Thomas , a spokesman for the Monroe County Sheriff's Department, tells ABC News Radio that Speck was released on bond after being booked, fingerprinted and photographed.

Hud, 19, reportedly is facing similar charges as his brother but had yet to turn himself in as of Friday afternoon.

Speck and Hud, along with one of their friends, are accused of severely beating a 19-year-old man outside of his home in the Bloomington, Indiana, area on July 29.  According to court documents, the victim claims that the Mellencamps and their friend approached him and attacked him without provocation.  The man, who allegedly was punched, kicked and stomped by the assailants, suffered facial fractures and cuts.  Speck, Hud and their friend eventually fled the scene after the victim's roommates came out of the house to aid him.

In a court affidavit, Speck explained that he believed the man had punched him at a party earlier that evening, which is why he, his brother and their friend went to his home to confront him.

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