Police Report Reveals More Horrific Details About Christy Mack's Brutal Beating [Graphic Details]
Editors note: Some of the details in this report are graphic and disturbing, and some are sexual in nature.
More disturbing details have emerged about a mixed-martial arts fighter who was arrested in Simi Valley on Friday after he allegedly beat his ex-girlfriend so badly that she was hospitalized.
Simi Valley Police found Jonathan “War Machine” Koppenhaver at an Extended Stay America Hotel. He had been on the run after Las Vegas Police issued a warrant for his arrest last week. Although earlier reports said that Koppenhaver surrendered peacefully to officers, a hotel guest told KTLA that officers used a Taser to stun him before handcuffing him. Hotel guest, Mary Casamento, contacted authorities after she saw a "big dude" push a petite woman who was attempting to calm him down and then pull her hair.
A Las Vegas police report revealed the long list of charges they had filed against Koppenhaver, which included battery with substantial bodily harm, strangulation, battery with substantial bodily harm (domestic violence-related), kidnapping (domestic violence-related), open and gross lewdness (domestic violence-related), and attempted murder (domestic violence-related).
Koppenhaver's ex-girlfriend, adult film star Christy Mack, had released last week via Twitter graphic photos of her beaten badly and bruised in a hospital bed and a statement offering her harrowing account of the events that unfolded on Aug. 8 when Koppenhaver reportedly beat her. She said she suffered 18 broken bones and a ruptured liver.
According to the police report, when authorities found Mack, her eyes were swollen shut, and there was bruising around her eyes. Her lips were swollen and she was missing several of her teeth. When Mack was examined at the hospital, they found that her left eye socket was fractured and there were several broken bones on her face.
Mack told authorities that Koppenhaver had a key to her house and showed up to her Las Vegas home around 1:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. while she was asleep in bed with Corey Thomas, a reality TV star whom she has been dating for about two or three months. (The police report said that Mack said she and Koppenhaver were in an "on-again off again" relationship and she referred to him as her "boyfriend.") Mack and Thomas woke up to the sound of her dogs barking before Koppenhaver entered the room and turned the bedroom lights on.
Thomas told police that Koppenhaver started punching him in the face and then put him in a chokehold until he almost passed out before he warned Thomas that if he told anyone about it he would have his friends kill him. He let Thomas go, and Thomas went to his job and called police, according to the report. He was taken to a hospital for his injuries and suffered from a bone fracture and several bruises to his face.
The report details some of the same information Mack has given in her Twitter statement saying Koppenhaver repeatedly punched and kicked her. The police report says he took her clothes off and made her shower in front of him. She says she may have gone in and out of consciousness throughout the horrific incident because she couldn't remember all the details. However, the reports adds that Koppenhaver allegedly looked through Mack's phone and every time he saw something on her Twitter or Instagram account that he didn't like, he would punch her in the face.
Mack says he threatened to rape her, but was was unable to "get hard" and got angry about it. While she was on the bathroom floor, he told her, "That's my pussy and I'm gonna take it back now," before he licked his hand and put it on her vagina, the report said. She denied there was any other sexual contact, but the report says that police consider Mack a sexual assault victim. Right now Koppenhaver is facing a charge that stops just short of assault—open and gross lewdness—but Mack has agreed to a sexual assault examination.
He threatened her with a dull knife, and she was able to run away when he left the room to look for a sharper knife in an attempt to "finish the job," Mack told authorities.
Mack described to police the car Koppenhaver drives as a 2010 Toyota Prius with a bumper sticker that reads, "I heart Christy Mack."
Koppenhaver was taken to Ventura County Jail and will be moved to Las Vegas, according to U.S. Marshals.
A crowdfunding page set up to to help pay for Mack's medical costs has raised $75,155 of its $100,000 goal as of today.