MMA fighter War Machine, who allegedly assaulted his ex-girlfriend, porn star Christy Mack, on Aug. 8, has been captured by police at a hotel outside of Los Angeles, according to a new report.
U.S. Marshals and Simi Valley, Calif. police captured Jon Koppenhaver (aka War Machine), 32, in his hotel room on Aug. 15. The MMA fighter had reportedly been on the run from the law ever since he allegedly viciously attacked his ex Christy Mack, 23, on Aug. 8, leaving her with severe injuries, including 18 broken bones in her face, a fractured rib, and a ruptured liver.
War Machine Captured: Christy Mack Alleged Attacker Apprehended Outside LA
Las Vegas police (and Dog The Bounty Hunter) had been on the hunt for War Machine for the past week, ever since he allegedly assaulted Christy and her new boyfriend Corey Thomas at her Las Vegas home on Aug. 8.
It was U.S. Marshals and Simi Valley, Calif. police who finally found and captured the MMA fighter at a hotel in Simi Valley, outside of Los Angeles, according to a new report from TMZ.
War Machine, who was found “sitting in the hotel room with a pizza and a small amount of cash,” was cooperative with the police, and is currently in the Ventura County jail, TMZ reports.
Police also stopped by War Machine’s San Diego-area home on Aug. 15 to remove two of his exotic pet snakes. Dog the Bounty Hunter, who vowed to track War Machine down after his alleged attack, was also there, sources tell TMZ.
Christy Mack Recovering After Brutal Attack
Though War Machine has denied attacking his former girlfriend, and claimed that he’s “not a bad guy,” Christy has accused him of forcing her to strip down and shower in front of him, before allegedly beating her face, holding a knife against her and threatening to rape her.
Christy, who is planning to return to her job as a porn star once she’s out of the hospital and recovered, shared shocking photos of her injuries on Twitter after the attack. She has since received an outpouring of support from friends, family and fans.
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— Tierney McAfee