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

August 12, 2014

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.

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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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