Sonya Deville Arrested On Firearm Charge, WWE Reacts

Sonya Deville is working to get her charge thrown out after New Jersey arrest.

Sonya Deville

WWE's Sonya Deville has been arrested in New Jersey, with officers of the Atlantic City Police Department finding a firearm in Deville's vehicle at the Borgata Hotel, Casino, and Spa.

This is according to TMZ Sports and Fightful's Sean Ross Sapp. According to the PD, Deville cooperated with Borgata Hotel security and admitted to owning the handgun found in her vehicle. Though she has a permit to carry the weapon in Florida, it wasn't valid in New Jersey.


The incident occurred on 19 February. A valet found the weapon in Deville's glove compartment and called the police.

Deville was arrested and charged with one count of unlawful weapon possession, handgun without a permit. Sources close to the WWE star have indicated that she acquired the weapon for personal protection after her home invasion and attempted kidnapping in 2020. She is due in court later this month, though Sapp has indicated Sonya is working on getting the charge thrown out:-


Additionally, Sapp reports that there is no heat on Sonya within WWE. The promotion is understanding of her decision to protect herself following the home invasion:-

Deville took time away from WWE following the harrowing August 2020 incident, in which a male entered her Florida home in an attempted kidnapping. The perpetrator was charged with aggravated stalking, armed burglary of a dwelling, attempted armed kidnapping, and criminal mischief, with Deville granted a temporary injunction against "stalking violence."

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