Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Speck Mellencamp Allowed To Avoid Overnight Jail Time For 4-Day Sentence

The original felony battery charges brought against Speck Mellencamp, the 20-year old son of John Mellencamp for beating and injuring a 19-year old Bloomington, got dropped to a misdemeanor charge as part of a plea agreement reached between his attorney and the Monroe County Prosecutor's Office. The judge sentenced Speck to four days in the county jail in addition to the two days he spent locked up following his arrest, but he won't be spending any overnights at the jail. That's because he suffers from panic disorder, and his attorney feared he might have a panic attack during the overnight hours when medical staff wasn't available to care for jail inmates. The judge will allow Speck to serve his sentence in 12-hour stents over an 8-day period instead from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Does anyone believe if he had been an average joe off the street he would have received such a favorable plea agreement or been allowed to serve a jail sentence without spending a single night there because of a medical condition? Compare the handling of Speck's sentence to that of Timothy Strayer, a nearly 70-year old man with serious chronic health problems, who was sentenced to one year in the Dearborn County jail for relatively minor marijuana-related charges and how he was not provided adequate care at the jail or hospitalized until he was on his death bed after serving barely 30 days of his one-year sentence. Incidentally, health care for Monroe County jail inmates is provided by ACH, the same health care provider Dearborn County has under contract while neglected to provide adequate care to Strayer. Speck's older brother, Hud, was also given a plea agreement for his participation in the same assault that reduced his felony battery charge to a misdemeanor. He is credited with 2 days time served and is required to perform 50 hours of community service.


Anonymous said...

Does it remind you of the Twinkie defense that Dan White used after murdering Harvey Milk and Mayor Moscone.

Only a twinkie would get out of jail using panic attacks, including a Twinkie Judge, or would Quisling be more fitting for the Judge.

Sir Hailstone said...

"Does anyone believe if he had been an average joe off the street he would have received such a favorable plea agreement" ---- if his last name wasn't Mellencamp?

H*LL NO!!!!!

Anonymous said...

We see what left-of-center liberal Democrats like the Mellencamps believe... some animals are more equal than others and some animals get more equal non-time-for-the-crime bennies.

Yeah, I'd say this punk is all about using a type of Dan White twinkie defense AND this punk's panic attack (alleged) disorder is probably BS.

If this little girly-boy wasn't a Mellencamp our brave police and justice system would have his ass nailed to a wall. Like Oprah Winfrey, these Mellencamp multimillionaire one percenters gifted with loads of cash by the American enterprise system must believe they are above laws and penalties we little people are expected to bow down to.

I never really cared all that much for daddy's music, was never a big fan, and thank God I hardly spent a dime for daddy screaming out songs in that weird off-key voice.

Anonymous said...

Its why I don't even listen to the douche...but alas its the double-standard of the high and mighty. They are getting their reward now...but later...well....

Josh said...

Little gray bar hotels for you but not me or my offspring!