VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) -- A man who reportedly stabbed his girlfriend multiple times in Virginia Beach was sentenced in court Wednesday.

The Commonwealth's Attorney's Office says on Nov. 29, 2015, 48-year-old Troy Darnell Simmons was waiting at the home he shared with his girlfriend when he became agitated and got a large knife.

Simmons' girlfriend was dropped off by a friend who had taken her home from a party. As she got out of the car, Simmons started a verbal and physical alteration with her. He forced her to the ground and stabbed her 10 to 15 times. She was stabbed in the neck, chest, and head, and had defensive wounds on her farms and hands.

Simmons was screaming, “I’m going to kill you,” and fled the scene in a white jeep.

A neighbor called 911, and the victim was transported to the hospital and treated for her injuries.

Police found Simmons shortly after the incident. Detectives say Simmons admitted to stabbing his girlfriend, but would not say where the knife came from or how many times he stabbed her.

Simmons pleaded guilty to malicious wounding on April 20, 2016. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison with 12 years suspended on Oct. 19, 2016.