War Machine, the ex-Bellator fighter formerly known as Jonathan Koppenhaver, is scheduled to appear before the California Superior Court on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in regards to an alleged assault that occurred on Aug. 8th which resulted in the hospitalization of his ex-girlfriend, Christy Mack, and Corey Thomas.
In addition to the litany of injuries Mack suffered during the alleged assault -- which included two missing teeth, a blowout fracture of her left eye, and a lacerated liver -- Thomas also sustained "a broken orbital and fractures throughout his face," according to a police report published by MMA Mania which detailed testimonies of the alleged altercation.
[Mackinday] has been [in] an ‘on-again, off-again' dating relationship with Jonathan (Jon) Koppenhaver for the past 15 months. Currently they are in a dating relationship and she identified Koppenhaver as her "boyfriend".
On 8-8-14 Mackinday was at home, asleep in her bed, in the master bedroom. ... Mackinday's friend Corey Thomas was also at Mackinday's home and sleeping in the same bed as Mackinday. Mackinday described she and Thomas are currently in a "non-sexual relationship", though have had sex in the past.
At approximately 1:30-2 am she woke up to her dogs barking (2 pit bulls that were also sleeping in her bed) and Koppenhaver walking into her room (Koppenhaver was wearing camo Tom's, dark grey cargo shorts, a white shirt which read "Alpha Male S--t Clothing Company") and turning on the light. Koppenhaver then attacked Thomas while he was lying in the bed and Koppenhaver began punching Thomas in the face. Mackinday asked Koppenhaver to stop and Koppenhaver continued to punch Thomas, (1 count) Batter w/ Substantial Bodily Harm. While Koppenhaver was beating Thomas, Makinday dialed 911 from her cell phone, (redacted) and hid the phone from Koppenhaver. Mackinday did not say anything to the operator and she left the phone with an open line. Mackinday explained Koppenhaver choked Thomas by placing Thomas in a ‘rear naked choke' ... The fighting continued for approximately 10 minutes and Koppenhaver eventually released Thomas from the choke hold (1 Count) Strangulation. Thomas was bleeding "profusely" from his face and Koppenhaver had Thomas's blood on his shirt. Koppenhaver told Thomas to leave and told Thomas that he would kill him if he reported this and Koppenhaver went to jail. Koppenhaver said he would give his friends all of Thomas's information and his friends would find Thomas and kill him if anything happened to Koppenhaver.
Thomas went to his job in Spring Mountain and Valley View and called police reference the incident.
Koppenhaver, who was released from his Bellator contract in the immediate aftermath of the alleged altercation, was captured "without incident" by the United States Marshals and representatives of the Simi Valley Police Department on Friday at an Extended Stay America Hotel in Simi Valley, CA. He is currently being held without bail at the Ventura County Main Jail awaiting hearing.
You can see the full arrest report here.
Koppenhaver has served jail time on assault charges twice in the recent past.