Simi Valley Police: War Machine Arrested

Aug 15, 2014 3:15 PM PST

LOS ANGELES — The Simi Valley Police Department on Friday announced it had apprehended War Machine, aka Jon Koppenhaver, who is wanted for the alleged brutal assault on adult star Christy Mack and her friend Corey Thomas on Aug. 8 in Las Vegas.

According to an advisory issued by the Simi Valley Police Department, War Machine was arrested at the Extended Stay America Hotel in Simi Valley, Calif.

The advisory states:

"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."

The Simi Valley Police Department also tweeted the news. A phone call to Simi Valley Police Sergeant Craig Duncan was not immediately returned at post time.

War Machine's alleged beating of her former girlfriend Mack became a national story after news broke last Friday that he entered Mack's home unannounced in the early hours of the morning and assaulted her and Thomas, leaving them both with multiple severe injuries.

Reality TV star Dog the Bounty Hunter earlier this week had vowed to bring War Machine to justice, and a $20K reward was offered for information leading to his capture.

A GiveForward fundraiser to help with Mack's medical expenses also was launched by performer Kendall Karson.

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