War Machine has been on the run since late last week when he became the suspect in a brutal beating of his ex-girlfriend Christy Mack. Dog the Bounty Hunter is one of the many people who have been pursuing War Machine, and now it looks like he is finally captured.
Dog the Bounty Hunter’s wife, Beth Chapman, tweeted out the following:
It was then confirmed that he was captured by U.S. Marshals and Simi Vallley police. He was in a hotel room with “pizza and a small amount of cash” when he was caught and taken to Ventura County jail.
Machine reportedly did not put up a fight.
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.
All of these reports came after a news story from San Diego stated two snakes were left at a home for animal services to pick up after the owner was taken into custody.
Now that War Machine has been captured, he will be transported to Las Vegas where he will face charges from the beating that left Mack and another male hospitalized. Mack suffered the worst of the injuries which included 18 broken bones and a ruptured liver.
Hopefully justice will be served.
(Source – http://fansided.com/2014/08/15/war-machine-captured-dog-the-bounty-hunter/#!bEbqeC
By Joe Sanchez)