Ex-WNBA star Holdsclaw charged with assault, bond set at $10K
Atlanta, GA, United States (4E Sports) – Former WNBA star Chamique Holdslaw surrendered to authorities after she was charged with alleged aggravated assault, criminal damage to property and reckless conduct regarding a dispute with a former girlfriend that allegedly turned violent.
The 35-year-old Holdsclaw was booked into the Fulton County jail. Her bond was set at $10,000, jail records show.
Jennifer Lacy, also a former WNBA player, told police she was working out at a church on Ponce de Leon Avenue on Tuesday when Holdsclaw approached her and said she wanted to put some items in her car.
Lacy smelled gasoline inside her vehicle and noticed that Holdsclaw was following her as she drove to a friend’s house.
When she arrived at her friend’s house on Hemphill Avenue, Holdsclaw reportedly got out of her car carrying a baseball bat and began smashing the windows of Lacy’s Range Rover.
After breaking the driver’s side window, a rear passenger’s window and the rear window, Holdsclaw allegedly produced a handgun, fired inside the SUV and fled the scene.
Police said Lacy was not injured. Authorities also recovered a 9mm shell casing at the scene.
Holdsclaw played 12 seasons in the WNBA, including one season with the Atlanta Dream in 2009 while Lacy played for the Tulsa Shock and the Dream in 2008.
Holdsclaw was the No. 1 selection in the 1999 draft after a four-year career at Tennessee, where she led the Lady Vols to three consecutive national championships. She last played for the San Antonio Silver Stars in 2010.
In 279 WNBA games, Holdsclaw averaged 16.9 points and 4.0 rebounds.