The manhunt for War Machine is really heating up now that Dog the Bounty Hunter has agreed to find the missing UFC fighter. War Machine is wanted for the brutal beating of his ex-girlfriend Christy Mack and has been on the run since the incident occurred. On Wednesday, Dog the Bounty Hunter took to Twitter to let War Machine know that his time is up and Dog's crew is coming for him.
Examiner was able to chat with Beth Chapman about the case and the search is on. During our conversation Beth wanted to make it clear that she really doesn't care how War Machine is caught, she just wants him brought to justice. "Right now the best thing for War Machine to do is to turn himself in," Chapman told Examiner. Beth worries that if War Machine remains on the run, an altercation with the police may turn out deadly for him.
While Beth couldn't confirm details of the manhunt for War Machine, she did assure us that Dog has left home and is actively working on tracking the fallen MMA fighter down. With all the publicity of the case and Dog the Bounty Hunter's involvement, the squeeze is on and War Machine won't be able to hide for long.
War Machine is wanted for the August 8 beating of Christy Mack that left her severely injured. She is suffering from a broken leg, ruptured liver, 18 broken bones around her eyes, a broken nose, a broken rib and several broke or missing teeth. According to her own account, War Machine has beaten her before but "never this badly."
The Las Vegas Police Department has issued seven warrants for the arrest of War Machine, who legally changed his name from Jon Koppenhaver. He is wanted for battery resulting in substantial bodily harm, battery by strangulation, battery with substantial bodily harm, open and gross lewdness, assault with deadly weapon, and coercion/threat with force.
War Machine was previously arrested in 2010 on charges stemming from a bar fight where he beat a bouncer and bartender. He served one year for that incident and is currently on probation. In addition, War Machine has another misdemeanor assault charge from 2007.
Dog the Bounty Hunter's involvement in this case is helping to shine the spotlight on the MMA fighter on the lam. Expect to see him caught very soon. Like Beth said, "If War Machine thinks he can beat Dog, he better pack a lunch."
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