Phillip Thomas has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the attempted kidnapping of WWE star Sonya Deville in August 2020.
As reported by Fox 13, Thomas pled guilty to a number of charges, including aggravated stalking, attempted kidnapping, and armed burglary.
Prosecutors said that Thomas drove from South Carolina to the Tampa Bay area with a knife, zip ties and duct tape, with the intention of kidnapping Deville, real name Daria Berenato.
Thomas had broken into Berenato’s home and an alarm was triggered before she ran away and video footage showed him entering her home looking for her.
Former WWE star Mandy Rose, real name Amanda Saccomanno, was said to be with Berenato at the time.
Judge Barbara Twine-Thomas accepted a plea agreement.
Thomas has been sentenced to 15 years in prison as well as an additional 15 years probation after that.
Following his arrest, Sonya took to Instagram to react to the closure of the trial, thanking people for their support.
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 🙏 🖤
Sonya was drafted to the Raw roster as part of the 2023 WWE Draft.
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