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Jonathan Koppenhaver aka War Machine found and arrested for assault on Christy Mack

Jonathan Koppenhaver aka War Machine found and arrested for assault on Christy Mack

War Machine, whose real name is Jonathan Koppenhaver has been found and arrested in California by US Marshalls.  The manhunt received a lot of media attention and social media has played a big part in the development of the story.  First, Christy Mack posted her version of the events and pictures of the alleged assault on Twitter.  Meanwhile, War Machine also took to Twitter to imply that he would rely on the defense of self defense.  However, he indicated that he was afraid that cops would not be fair so he didn’t know what he would do.  Clearly, he went on the run.  Even celebrity bounty hunter Duane “Dog” Chapman, better known as “Dog the Bounty Hunter indicated that he would help in the search for War Machine but it appears that he didn’t do anything to help in the capture.

What is undisputed is that War Machine went to Mack’s home and as a result, an assault occurred.  Apparently, Mack was at her home with another man who was reportedly thrown out of the house.  Mack then alleged that War Machine assaulted her, cut off her hair, tried to rape her and almost killed her.  War Machine hasn’t presented his side of the story but it will be difficult for him to argue self defense because 1) Mack is a woman, 2) her injuries are likely much more severe than War Machine’s (assuming he has any), 3) the “fresh complaint” of Mack running naked to a neighbor for help shows that she did not have time to fabricate a story, 4) the other man who was thrown out can verify Mack’s story, 5) if War Machine was innocent, he would have called the police himself instead of going on the run and 6) as a trained professional fighter, its nearly impossible to claim that someone such as Mack or this other man used so much force against him that he could not fight them off easily.

Of course, having the name War Machine isn’t going to help.  His lawyer will likely ask the court to exclude any references to that moniker.

Story is here.