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John Mellencamp

Teenage Sons Charged

for Brutal Porch Attack

8/15/2013 10:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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John Mellencamp
's 2 teenage sons have been charged with felony battery in Bloomington, Indiana after allegedly beating the crap out of a 19-year-old man who was sitting on his own front porch.

According to police, the Mellencamps -- 18-year-old Speck and 19-year-old Hud -- rolled up to the victim's home on July 29, accompanied by a 3rd man ... Ty Smith (son of Indiana University baseball coach Tracy Smith.)

Cops say the trio calmly approached the victim ... and unloaded a ferocious beatdown -- with all 3 men kicking, punching and stomping on the unsuspecting porch-dweller.

Eventually, cops say, the victim's roomates heard the attack -- and raced to the scene to break up the fight ... but the damage was already done.

Cops say the victim suffered facial fractures and cuts that required stitches.

According to the Herald Times, the Mellencamps told cops the attack was a response to an incident that took place at a party earlier that night.

Cops say Speck claims he had been trying to break up a fight between two girls who were arguing over him ... when he was pushed and hit by another man. It's unclear if the "pusher" and the victim are the same person.

FYI -- According to the Herald Times, Hud is a trained boxer.

Officials say the Mellencamps and Smith were all charged with felony battery -- and the Mellencamps have already made arrangements to turn themselves in to police.

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16.

cristy    

with names like Speck & Hud, I think i'd beat some ass myself..

349 days ago
17.

Curly    

What idiots. They are both adults, and can be charged as such. They will have this permanently on their records, and who knows what their punishment will be. Young adults need everything here and now, and forget about discussing anything or problem solving. That theory has pretty much gone out the window.

349 days ago
18.

Brando    

These ****ing thugs will not see a day in jail. Watch the whitey judge dismiss the case!

349 days ago
19.

dummy    

They were trying to make the kid look like their future step mom, Meg Ryan.

349 days ago
20.

Crackhead    

Little ditty about Hud and Speck
Two rich American punks growin' up in the heartland
Hud gonna be someone's prison bitch
Speck tossin' salads in the prison yard

I know, it still needs work.

349 days ago
21.

sbcalmow    

Moral of the story, don't name your kids Hud and Speck without expecting years of bottled up resentment.

349 days ago
22.

JrzGrl    

Cowards. Gotta bring your buddies to fight your battles? How about man to man. Pvssy, scvmbag.

349 days ago
23.

robert    

Obviously , Ty Smith Speck Mellencamp and Hud Mellencamp are a pathetic joke - only cowards gang up on people

349 days ago
24.

Josie    

White upper class teenagers got into a fight. So what! At least they weren't shooting each other of gang issues. Speck and Hud are cool names much better then joe,Tim,bob,Jim,Lisa,Kim,Jennifer...............

349 days ago
25.

Truth    

The father is a midget with a big chip on his shoulder and a real bad attitude so its my guess that his 2 creepy sons are just like him. It takes a real man to sneak up with 2 other friends and jump on a kid sitting alone on his front porch. Hope the judge throws that book at these chicken S#it pu$$y punk Melonheads.

349 days ago
26.

manbearpig    

looks like the coug's litter has been up to no good.
being a trained boxer and getting into a fight with someone can be considered assault with a deadly weapon.
but the coug is rich and will hire an expensive lawyer who get them out of this like most rich folk.

349 days ago
27.

John    

Who has time to comment on this? You all need to get a life. Quickly

349 days ago
28.

Dave    

Aint that America somthing to see baby,
aint that America home of the free,
little bars on the window houses for you and me....

349 days ago
29.

Susanlsmith    

They both need to serve long jail sentences I'm tired of the so-called elitist getting away with everything. Including murder

349 days ago
30.

mary    

so these guys are so pitiful, they had to have 3 against 1? they should have added charges, this was not a fight, it was a mob beat down.

349 days ago
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