Jonathan “War Machine” Koppenhaver has been caught in Simi Valley in a hotel room and subsequently arrested by the U.S. Marshals, Simi Valley Police, and LAPD according to TMZ. Koppenhaver has been brought to Ventura County jail.
War Machine has been on the run since the hellacious and vile beating of his ex-girlfriend, adult film actress Christy Mack. According to Mack’s statement, Koppenhaver beat her so severely that she “feared for her life” and she was left with 18 broken bones, a broken nose, missing teeth, a fractured rib, and a ruptured liver.
Among the warrants for War Machine were 2 felony batteries, 1 for strangulation and 2 felony domestic violence with great bodily injury. In the end, there were 7 arrest warrants out for War Machine.
The former Bellator and UFC fighter obviously has no place in mixed martial arts and his career is undoubtedly over. If Mack’s story turns out to be even one iota of truth, Koppenhaver deserves to rot away in prison for a long time.
Here is the full statement from the Simi Valley Police:
The United States Marshal’s Service requested assistance from the Simi Valley Police Department to effect the arrest of Jonathan “War Machine” Koppenahver on 8/15/14 at approximately 1:45 P.M.
The United States Marshal possessed an arrest warrant for Koppenhaver stemming from an incident in Las Vegas Nevada last week. Koppenhaver was a former resident of Simi Valley and the Marshals investigation indicated he was possibly staying in Simi Valley, CA.
Further investigation revealed he was staying at the Extended Stay America Hotel located at 2498 Stearns Street in Simi Valley. Simi Valley Officers along side United States Marshals pinpointed his exact room and arrested him without incident.
Inside the room was a small quantity of cash and some pizza. The United States Marshal’s Service turned Mr. Koppenhaver over to the Simi Valley Police Department for booking on his warrant from Nevada. He was transported to the Ventura County Jail.
All further inquiries should be directed to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department or the United States Marshals Service. Simi Valley Police are providing this as notification of the incident and have no further investigative role in the criminal investigation.