Sonya Deville Breaks Silence After Attempted Kidnapper Jailed
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 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.
Taking to social media Sonya Deville issued a statement where she thanked those around her for their continued support following the harrowing ordeal and says she’ll have a lot to say on the situation in the future:
“Thank you to everyone who has reached out today. After almost 3 years we finally got some closure last week. I am happy and healthy and have amazing people by my side. To say it’s over feels odd but I am beyond grateful for the support and help I received over the past 3 years from HCSO, Tampa PD, to everyone in the courts, attorneys, friends, security and so so many more. I have a lot to say pertaining to this situation which I feel can help a lot of people in similar situations now that the legalities are over. BUT for now thank you 🙏 🖤”