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After more than 10 days on the lam, mixed martial arts fighter War Machine has been arrested in California on suspicion of beating his ex-girlfriend, Christy Mack, within nearly an inch of her life.
When the 32-year-old, born Jon Koppenhaven, was apprehended in a Simi Valley hotel room, the fighter and former porn actor was allegedly sitting in his room, chillin’ with some pizza and a wad of cash.
Koppenhaven evaded police for almost two weeks but since has supposedly been cooperating with police and currently remains behind bars.
The arrest stems from an altercation that occurred on August 8 between Koppenhaven and his former girlfriend. According to a previous statement by Mack, the fighter showed up at her apartment unannounced and found her with a male friend. Without uttering a word, Koppenhaven beat up the friend and then turned on Mack.
The events described in her statement are both brutal and disturbing:
“He made me undress and shower in front of him, then dragged me out and beat my face. I have no recollection of how many times I was hit, I just know my injuries that resulted from my beating. My injuries include 18 broken bones around my eyes, my nose is broken in 2 places, I am missing teeth and several more are broken.”
Koppenhaver remains behind bars.
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According to reports Dr. Richard Lenhart, a psychologist of State College, Pennsylvania, sexually abused at least two patients over the course of several years under the guise of providing “touching therapy” to his victims.
Not only that, but he is also accused of having pocketed over $70,000 from insurance companies for having provided his unique brand of care. According to the Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Office, Lenhart, 53, “prescribed “touching therapy’ for the women, which included touching and holding the patients. The therapy allegedly included stroking, sexual contact and rubbing of genitals. Additionally, from January 2008 through Nov. 4, 2011, Dr. Lenhart allegedly submitted insurance claims for his treatment practices using a code that would indicate he was rendering proper psychology services and treatment.”
We Are CentralPA.com reports that as part of this treatment Lenhart would allegedly have his victims call him “Dad.”
To make this case even more disturbing is the allegation that he performed these services while his wife, acting as his office secretary, was in the next room while the “touching therapy” occured.
Allegedly Lenhart admitted to the sexual contact in front of a state Board of Psychology in 2013 while maintaining that his therapy was helpful to his
Lenhart, who is being held on $250,000 bail faces one count of aggravated indecent assault, one count of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, one count of sexual assault, three counts of indecent assault, two counts of insurance fraud, two counts of theft by deception and one count of criminal use of a communication facility.
The case is ongoing and the state attorney general’s office is asking for anyone with additional information to contact them.
SANFORD – After prosecutors filed paperwork, asking a judge to revoke the bond of a Sanford man described by fire investigators as a person of interest in more than two-dozen suspicious fires, he agreed to stay in jail.
Steven Angle, 41, is currently in the Seminole County Jail.
In 2011, long before the recent rash of suspicious blazes in Sanford, Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach and Orlando, he was arrested by Seminole County deputies, accused of kidnapping and raping a woman who was waiting for a bus.
He was released on $22,000 bond in the rape case.
Prosecutors on Monday filed paperwork, asking that his bail be revoked. A hearing was set for 1:30 p.m. today before Circuit Judge Donna McIntosh but that was cancelled when Angle agreed to waive his right to bail.
He’ll stay locked up in the Seminole County for the foreseeable future.
Angle is also wanted in Georgia, where he’s accused of violating probation in a burglary case. When his probation officer went looking for him last week, he couldn’t find Angle, according to court paperwork.
He was arrested Saturday in Daytona Beach following a dramatic standoff in Maui Nix, a surf shop. After police entered, customers panicked and ran from the building, some taking with them merchandise that they hadn’t paid for, according to his arrest report.
Angle climbed onto a railing in an apparent threat to harm himself, and authorities evacuated the building, the report said.
After about 45 minutes of negotiations, he surrendered and was arrested.
That incident prompted new charges: resisting an officer with violence and disorderly conduct.
He was moved yesterday to the jail in Seminole County, the county where he lives and where he’s facing that rape charge.
The state of Georgia has asked local authorities to return Angle to them. That’s why Daytona Beach police tracked him down Saturday.
Defense attorney Ashby McClanahan Jr. would not answer questions about Angle.
State and local fire investigators last week named Angle as a person of interest in 11 suspicious fires in the Sanford area and three in Daytona Beach and Ormond Beach since late June. Orlando arson investigators describe him the same way and want to talk to him about 13 suspicious fires since April.
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PACOIMA – A man was shot to death today as he drove a pickup truck in the Pacoima area, authorities said.
Officers sent to Glenoaks Boulevard and Vaughn Street on a shooting call about 5:20 a.m. found the man slumped over the steering wheel of the vehicle, and he was pronounced dead at the scene, said Los Angeles police Officer Luis Garcia of the Media Relations office.
The vehicle may have been stopped at the time of the shooting, Garcia said. The rear window of the truck was shattered, and the man was wounded in the back, Garcia said.
The man apparently was in his 40s, said coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter. His name was withheld, pending notification of his relatives. No arrests were reported.