In August 2020, Sonya Deville was faced with the situation nobody wants when she was confronted in her own home by an intruder intent on kidnapping the WWE star.
Sonya Deville was subjected to threatening messages both sent directly to her and on social media by Phillip Thomas before he drove from South Carolina to Florida to Deville’s house with zip ties, duct tape, and a knife. Surveillance footage from Deville’s home showed Thomas entering after the WWE star had checked a door when her alarm was triggered. Deville and former WWE star Mandy Rose – who was also present – managed to flee in a car away from the scene.
Fox 13 has now reported that the judge presiding over the case accepted a plea agreement that saw Thomas plead guilty to attempted kidnapping, aggravated stalking, and armed burglary. Thomas has been sentenced to 15 years in prison followed by another 15 years on probation.
Sonya Deville took time off WWE television following SummerSlam in 2020 where she lost a Loser Leaves WWE match against Mandy Rose. Deville returned sometime later as an authority figure alongside Adam Pearce before returning to active competition in October 2021.
Deville and her current tag team partner Chelsea Green will be part of the Raw brand following the 2023 draft.