Ex-WNBA Star Chamique Holdsclaw Charged in Assault on Ex-Girlfriend’s Car


Posted on: November 16th, 2012 by ABC News No Comments

File photo. iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — Former WNBA star Chamique Holdsclaw, 35, has been ordered not to contact her ex-girlfriend after Holdsclaw was accused of  striking her car with a baseball bat and firing a gun inside.

Holdsclaw was arrested Thursday on two counts of aggravated assault, one count each of first-degree criminal damage to property, second-degree criminal damage and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, Tracy Flanagan from the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office told ABC News. She is being held at the Fulton County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

Holdsclaw will not be released until she makes arrangements for an ankle monitor.

“She will have to wait her turn. There’s no express line. Could take all day,” Flanagan said.

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Atlanta police issued an arrest warrant for Holdsclaw on Tuesday after she allegedly followed WNBA player and former flame Jennifer Lacy, 29, from her workout to her friend’s house.

Once Lacy arrived and pulled over, Holdsclaw allegedly got out of her car with a baseball bat and approached Lacy’s Range Rover. She then proceeded to smash the driver’s side window and the rear passenger window, before hoisting a pistol inside the car and firing, according to the police report.

Holdsclaw then fled the scene. Police recovered the 9mm shell casing from inside Lacy’s vehicle. Lacy was unharmed, police said.

“I want to thank my family, friends, fans and Shock family for their concern during this difficult time. I have never felt more love from my fans in supporting me,” Lacy said in a statement released by the Tulsa Shock.

Holdsclaw is a six-time WNBA All-Star, NCAA champion and 2000 Olympics gold medal winner.

She published her autobiography, Breaking Through: Beating the Odds Shot After Shot, in March 2012. In the book, she discusses her battle with clinical depression and how it affected her basketball career.

“Everything is a lesson learned. We all make decisions good and bad. As long as we grow from them that’s all that matters. #lessonlearned,” Holdsclaw posted on Twitter on Nov. 13.

Holdsclaw is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 30. She was not available for comment.

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