Sonya Deville had a scary incident back in 2020. In August of that year, a man broke into her home. Philip Thomas II intended to take the WWE superstar hostage after years of stalking her on the internet. Now it appears that he has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Thomas was arrested and charged with aggravated stalking, armed burglar, attempted armed kidnapping, and criminal mischief. A protective order to keep him away from Sonya was also filed. Deville was traumatized by this horrific incident in a big way.

Judge Barbara Twine ruled in 2021 that Thomas was unfit to stand trial. The stalker was then sent to a mental health facility on June 22, 2021. The case was then closed last year.

According to Fox 13 Tampa Bay, Judge Barbara Twine-Thomas accepted a plea agreement. Thomas pled guilty to kidnapping, aggravated stalking and armed burglary charges. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison. He will also be serving 15 years of probation right after that.


It is certainly great to see that justice has been served and the stalker will be locked behind bars for a very long time. Hopefully, this will give relief to Sonya Deville so she can move on from this nightmare ordeal.

What’s your take on this Sonya Deville story? Are you glad her stalker will be behind bars? Sound off in the comments!

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