Fugitive mixed-martial-arts fighter War Machine, who’s been on the run for allegedly brutally beating ex-girlfriend Christy Mack last Friday, has at long last been arrested by police. The fighter, whose
birth name is Jonathan Koppenhaver, was taken into custody without incident at the Extended Stay America hotel in Simi Valley, California at about 2:30 p.m., a spokeswoman for the Marshal’s Service said. He was reportedly in possession of “a small amount of cash and a pizza.” Police also stated that they visited War Machine’s home in San Diego and confiscated his exotic pet snakes.
He’s being held without bond on a fugitive from justice federal charge in the Ventura County Jail, according to officials.
Koppenhaver said he was innocent on Twitter: “The cops will never give me fair play, never believe me. Still deciding what to do but at the end of the day it’s all just heart breaking.”
On Tuesday, authorities issued a warrant for Koppenhaver’s arrest, charging him with several counts of battery, assault with a deadly weapon and other crimes.
Hopefully, justice will be served and Christy Mack makes a full recovery.