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U.S. Marshals arrest War Machine in California for alleged attack

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U.S. Marshals arrest War Machine in California for alleged attack

By Krista Hostetler. CREATED Aug 15, 2014

MMA fighter Jonathan Koppenhaver, also known as War Machine, was arrested on Friday by the U.S. Marshals in Simi Valley, California.

The U.S. Marshals developed information that 32-year-old Koppenhaver fled the Las Vegas valley after allegedly beating adult film actress Christy Mack and was hiding in California. Koppenhaver was wanted for assault and other associated charges.

He was arrested at the Extended Stay America Hotel on Stearns Street in Simi Valley around 1:45 p.m. on Friday. Inside the room was a small quantity of cash and some pizza. He was booked into the Simi Valley City Jail pending his extradition to Nevada.

District of Nevada U.S. Marshal Christopher Hoye said, "This is yet another example of how our joint agency efforts are apprehending fugitives who think they can hide."

Christy Mack is Koppenhaver's ex-girlfriend. She reportedly suffered 18 broken bones, a fractured rib, ruptured liver and broken teeth during the brutal beating on Aug. 8. Koppenhaver is also accused of beating another person who was with Mack at the time.

Like Mack, Koppenhaver also performed in adult films.

Dog the Bounty Hunter was looking for Koppenhaver too. He spoke out about the hunt saying, "He fought her like a man. Her blood was flying all over the room."

People from all over the country have been showing their support for Mack and donating funds to help with her recovery.

Krista Hostetler

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Krista Hostetler is currently the Senior Web Editor for ktnv.com and KTNV Mobile.