Chamique Holdsclaw Arrested For Assault On Ex-Girlfriend Jennifer Lacy
Former WNBA basketball star Chamique Holdsclaw is in jail after stalking and assaulting her ex-girlfriend, Jennifer Lacy, who is a member of the WNBA’s Tulsa Shock.
According to a police report, on Tuesday Holdsclaw trailed Lacy in her car, and when she pulled over, Holdsclaw smashed the car’s windows and fired a loaded gun inside the vehicle. Lacy said she smelled gasoline in her car, and police speculated that Holdsclaw had poured gasoline in the vehicle and was trying to set off an explosion with the subsequent gunshots, according to a local news report from WSBTV.
Holdsclaw fled the scene, but eventually turned herself in to Atlanta police on Thursday and was held in the Fulton County Jail on $10,000 bond, facing charges for aggravated assault, criminal damage and reckless conduct, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Holdsclaw, 35, was a standout at the University of Tennessee, where she lead the Lady Vols to three national championships in a row and set the Southeastern Conference’s all-time scoring record, a mark that still stands. After turning pro, Holdsclaw went on to become a six-time WNBA All-Star as well as an Olympic gold medalist.
Holdsclaw has battled clinical depression, and she even attempted suicide while she was still in the WNBA. She has chronicled this time in her life in her book, Breaking Through: Beating The Odds Shot After Shot.
Holdsclaw and Lacy were former teammates on the Atlanta Dream. Lacy, who was miraculously not hurt during the altercation, issued the following statement:
“I want to thank my family, friends, fans and Shock family for their concern during this difficult time.”