War Machine Charged, but Still Eludes Police; Dog The Bounty Hunter Threatens to Join Search

August 12, 2014
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Jon KoppenhaverWar Machine, formerly known as Jon Koppenhaver, was allegedly involved in an assault in the early morning hours of Friday in Las Vegas. One of the individuals involved is his former girlfriend, Christy Mack; the other individual involved is Corey Thomas.

SEE ALSO: War Machine’s Ex, Christy Mack, Releases Statement and Graphic Photos of Alleged Assault

War Machine thus far has eluded police, but he is being sought with seven counts pending. The Clark County District Attorney’s Offiice confirmed the charges to MMAWeekly.com on Tuesday. TMZ Sports first reported the incident.

The seven charges stem from various interactions with both Mack and Thomas. They include battery with substantial bodily harm, battery by strangulation, two counts of battery resulting in substantial bodily harm constituting in domestic violence, open or gross lewdness, assault with a deadly weapon, and coercion with the threat of force.

Not only are Las Vegas police actively pursuing War Machine, famed bounty hunter and television personality Duane Chapman (of “Dog the Bounty Hunter” and “Dog and Beth On the Hunt”) tweeted that he had given War Machine 24 hours to turn himself in or he would join the hunt.

“.@WarMachine170  better 2Give All You Excuses To The Judge ..you got 24 hrs to turn your self in or I am Coming After YOU.!#CMTDogAndBeth,” Chapman tweeted, also providing somewhat of a countdown and commentary in follow-up messages.

Chapman’s tweets could be as much promotion for his television show as anything else, but either way, his commentary intensifies the spotlight searching for War Machine, who had not yet been apprehended as of the time of publication of this article.

War Machine’s now-former employer, Bellator MMA, released him upon finding out about the incident.

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  • TheCerealKiller

    Real classy of Dog to take a tragic event and try to turn it into a promo for your long forgotten show. I doubt he would be able to take WM down if he found him anyways.

    • put me in the sauna coach

      true…the guy wants a high profile case. And as much of a scum bag as War Machine is he would take Dog down no problem….and then probably try to rape him. sick freak

      • jdmaddog101

        Dog the bounty hunter can only go after people that have jumped bail and in states where its regulated he can’t do a thing because bondsman licensing requires you not be a convicted felon

        • Black

          Not true, Much of his bounty hunting on his show took place in Colorado

          • Gary Fredericks

            Black, don’t bother fact checking with these posters on this thread. You would need about a month just to clarify these posts about Dog already and you know these dolts will respond…ect.

            Dog consulted with a bondsman in town to my south. He said he is the real deal and since he actually makes a living as a bondsman, I would take his word over internet ph.D’s any day. Any as far as him carrying a gun, Dog does not….but everyone else around him on his team is.

    • MuayThaiFood

      You’re forgetting the taser factor.

      • uncle

        A taser is nothing if WM is packing

    • uncle

      Dog better stay out of it ,he doesn’t even carry
      a gun … WM will make his heart flip.

    • mmalive

      War Machine will take Dog out. Dog will end up eating his own teeth during process.

      Dog is a loser himself and has an extensive criminal record. He is trying to capitalize on the crappy lost show he once had.

  • Sensei_jr

    Hope Sensei Seagal is reading all of this. Sounds like a great plot For “Out For Justice 2”

    • Lt. Dangle

      BREAKING: Dog the Bounty Hunter and Steven Seagal have teamed up along with Paul Blart and Officer Barbrady to bring War Machine to justice.

  • lowlb

    Great story mma weekly but there’s no mma in it

    • Dragon Kid

      Yes there is, the fugitive used mma on two innocent people

    • TRT-rex

      I agree. War machine hasn’t been relevant in mma since… EVER!!! Why are they even referring to this guy to mma like that has something to do with his psychotic behavior. He is just a criminal that has nothing to do with mma.

      • John Thompson

        he fought just less than a year ago you schlub. you realize that the UFC isn’t the only place for mma?

        and even if he hadn’t, he’s an mma fighter. this is an mma site.. derp

        looking forward to his death though

  • SorryAboutYourDamnLuck

    I hope somebody wreck “Dog The Bounty Hunter” and his crappy fake show along with his crew… I swear he reminds me of dale gribble from king of the hill. Please leave it to the professionals!

    • Lt. Dangle

      That’s messed up man. That’s a huge insult to Dale Gribble.

  • Guest

    I don’t expect anyone to believe me, but I have been waiting for it to come to this. This is the greatest day ever.

  • Darin

    Unless it wasn’t mentioned, there is no bounty on War Machine, therefore no reason to hunt him. Well…except for the publicity.

    • MuayThaiFood

      There is actually a $10,000 bounty, and the publicity as you mentioned.

    • Dre

      Where did you get your info? I’ve been seeing $10000 is the reward for anyone that can help to track this piece of shit http://www.examiner.com/article/christy-mack-says-10k-reward-being-offered-for-war-machine-s-capture

    • Mark McDowall

      Theres multiple rewards for info leading to his capture. The guys from Pawn Stars are putting up 10k, I saw somewhere else offering 5k…He’s not going to be on the run for long.

  • War Machine to White Trash

    He’s getting the tattoo “MAC” removed from his neck, before going to prison…

  • David Huenecke

    Dog has a new show where he goes to other bail bondsmen and trains them so it could be publicity for that show.

  • Hi

    War machine will kick Dogs ass and his whole family and crew hahah. This ain’t tv Dog chapman hahah. F—ing joke

  • Guest

    Duane Doggie hunter asking for an ass whoopin.

  • TheElemental

    Duane doggie hunter asking for an ass whoopin.

    • TheCerealKiller

      March 11 2010… he can see the future too!

  • jeremy

    You guys should be talking s–t about the guy that beat the s–t out of his ex gf. Not about a bounty hunter thats going to try to catch him. The guy sucked at mma and beats woman. Hes a pile of s–t

  • Ding Dong

    War Machine’s gonna get shanked up the ass with 10 pounds of dark meat for a loooong time.

  • james j

    Anderson Silva is also looking for war machine. Make a few dollars to make up for his injury

  • MarkDonners

    What a joke this “dog” and his fat ugly wife is.. only in America do they make a game out of criminals “pursuing” each other for money. America’s idiotic “justice” system is a Profit machine that wants to make the whole of the US low IQ, depraved and criminal, and that includes their corrupt police.