War Machine arrested; Simi Valley Police release statement

War Machine, a mixed martial artist formerly known as Jon Koppenhaver, was taken into police custody on Friday afternoon after spending nearly one week on the run following an incident in Las Vegas.

The incident resulted in two adults being hospitalized, including his ex-girlfriend Christy Mack, who suffered 18 broken bones and a ruptured liver in an attack where War Machine was the main suspect.

Simi Valley Police and the U.S. Marshals captured Machine on Friday at an Extended Stay America Hotel in Simi Valley. 

Machine was captured without incident in the hotel room.

full statement from the Simi Valley Police can be seen below:

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.

Machine was wanted on seven arrest warrants by the Las Vegas Police Department:

  • 1 count battery resulting in substantial bodily harm
  • 1 count battery by strangulation
  • 2 counts battery with substantial bodily harm
  • 1 count open and gross lewdness
  • 1 count assault with deadly weapon
  • 1 count coercion/threat with force

He will now be transported to Las Vegas to continue the criminal investigation.

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