Someone is likely heading to the division known as “under the jail.”
MMA Fighter War Machine Captured In Los Angeles
After spending nearly a week on the run after allegedly brutally beating ex-girlfriend Christy Mack, MMA Fighter War Machine has been taken into custody by police. Via Las Vegas Review-Journal:
War Machine’s flight from charges he beat down his on-again, off-again girlfriend, porn star Christy Mack, ended in a California hotel where he was found alone with some cash and pizza.
Jonathan Koppenhaver, who is also known as War Machine, was arrested by the Nevada Fugitive Investigative Strike Team, or FIST, led by U.S. Marshalls, and Simi Valley police Friday afternoon after a week-long, two state manhunt for the mixed martial artist.
Koppenhaver fled Las Vegas after the alleged assault Aug. 8 and was found at the Extended Stay America Hotel in Simi Valley, a city located northwest of Los Angeles where he used to live, authorities said.
The arrest immediately drew praise from one of Mack’s friends, prominent adult film star and native Las Vegan, Jenna Jameson, who was also in a violent relationship with a mixed martial artist in the past.
“Thank god the coward “warmachine” has been caught and detained by US Marshall’s in Simi Valley! #justiceforchristy,” Jameson posted on the social media website Twitter Friday afternoon.
Officers found Koppenhaver about 1:45 p.m. He had a small amount of cash and pizza in the room with him.
“This is yet another example of how our joint agency efforts are apprehending fugitives who think they can hide,” Nevada U.S. Marshall Christopher Hoye said in a statement.
Las Vegas police said Koppenhaver attacked Mack, 23, and her friend Corey Thomas in her home located at the Las Vegas National Golf Course about 1:30 a.m. Aug. 8. Koppenhaver burst into the home and accused Mack of cheating on him and began assaulting Thomas, according to a police report.
Koppenhaver choked and punched Thomas for nearly 10 minutes before telling him to leave and instructing Thomas not to call police. Koppenhaver told Thomas his friends would kill him if he ended up in jail.
Mack dialed 911 while Thomas was being attacked and then hid the phone from Koppenhaver.
After Thomas left, Koppenhaver turned his anger towards Mack, the report said.
He began punching her as they went into a bathroom before he forced her to take a shower, according to the report.
Mack ended up on the floor, where Koppenhaver groped her and threatened to rape her, she told police.
Koppenhaver began searching through her social media accounts on her phone and punched or kicked her when he came across a post that angered him.
He then threatened Mack with a dull knife, holding it to her head before he went into the kitchen, alluding he was getting a sharper knife “to finish the job,” the report said. She used that chance to escape out the back door and alert neighbors.
If reports are accurate, he beat that woman within an inch of her life over an unfounded jealous rage. WELP…don’t drop the soap, War Machine!