Tomko Released From Jail, Will Enter WWE Sponsored Rehab Program
Source: The St. Augustine RecordFormer WWE and TNA talent Travis "Tyson" Tomko was released from St. Johns County Jail in St. Johns County, Florida yesterday after posting $7,500 bond.
We noted earlier this week that Tomko had remained incarcerated "at the advice of his lawyers," and was reaching out to WWE to take them up on their rehab offer for ex-WWE talents. According to Tomko's attorney, James McCune, Tomko will enter a WWE sponsored rehab program.
"He's very grateful for all the support he's received from his friends, family and fans around the world," wrote McCune, of McCune Law. "Mr. Tomko realizes he is struggling with an addiction and with the support of his family and the WWE, he is voluntarily checking himself into an undisclosed treatment facility to receive the help he needs for a successful recovery."
Tomko was arrested on October 10th for allegedly stealing 210 tablets of Oxycodone from a CVS Pharmacy. He allegedly threatened to attack the pharmacist unless he was provided with several bottles of the drug. Tomko left the store with 210 pills of the painkiller and fled to a local Chili's restaurant.
At the restaurant, Tomko asked a waitress for a spoon, and then asked for a deeper spoon when presented with a teaspoon. He then went to the bathroom for 30 - 40 minutes, and police were contacted.
When police arrived, he was found hiding inside the bathroom injecting himself with the stolen pain medicine. One officer remarked that Tomko flushed something down the toilet and had needle marks and blood running down his arm.
He was arrested and told police that had a "severe drug problem," and had injected himself with 178 pills. He denied threatening the pharmacist and was taken to a nearby hospital before being booked at the St. Johns County Jail.
"Mr. Tomko wishes to put this incident behind him and move forward and lead a healthy and productive life," wrote McCune. "He and his family ask for privacy during these difficult times."
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