The second victim in the War Machine felony assault case involving adult star Christy Mack has been identified, He is Las Vegas resident and former reality TV contestant Corey Thomas.
“Ladies man” Corey Thomas
Thomas was one of the stars of VH1’s “Megan Wants a Millionaire” in 2009, after making $5 million in his successful web design business venture, The Web Squad.
At the time, press materials for the show stated: “Known for being the responsible one that you can always count on, strip club owner Corey also works in the field of marketing and media. This 31-year-old ladies man may be nerdy at times, but he says he’s an athlete anyone can fall for.”
Thomas was reportedly with Mack at her Las Vegas home in the early hours of Friday morning, when War Machine showed up unannounced and allegedly unleashed the beatings.
Corey Thomas suffered a broken nose and two black eyes, according to TMZ.
Thomas also is said to have been bitten on the face by War Machine, aka Jon Koppenhaver, the professional fighter who on Wednesday remained on the lam.
We await further details of Corey Thomas’ injuries.
Mack is in the hospital with 18 broken bones around her eyes, a nose broken in 2 places, several missing and broken teeth, a fractured rib, a ruptured liver, injured leg and swelling. She is currently unable to walk on her own or chew due to her injuries.
A history of violence
According to witnesses and court documents, War Machine has a history of striking people during fits of jealousy and rage.
On Sept. 7 2009, Koppenhaver allegedly attacked his girlfriend of three months, Kendra Schnell, at his house on Rampolla Drive in Las Vegas.
At 4 a.m. that morning, Schnell and Koppenhaver began to mess around sexually when she playfully pushed him, according to the warrant issued that day.
Koppenhaver became angry and hit Schnell in the face, leaving her with a black eye, a cut lip and a swollen right cheek, Schnell alleges that Koppenhaver also choked her, the warrant said.
Koppenhaver was arrested on Dec. 4, 2009, and faced charges of battery constituting domestic violence.
In 2010, he was arrested in San Diego after he punched a bouncer at a bar and was sentenced to a year in jail.
In 2011, he was the subject of a negligence lawsuit against him; Kelly Murphy, former owner of the now-closed gay nightclub Krave; and Murphy’s company. Koppenhaver allegedly punched a security guard in the eye during an altercation with another customer at Krave, according to court records. The security guard had been called in to escort Koppenhaver from the club.
There are currently SEVEN arrest warrants issued for Koppenhaver:
– 2 felony batteries, 1 for strangulation
– 2 felony domestic violence with great bodily injury
– felony coercion with the threat of force
– felony assault with a deadly weapon
– misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon