Former WNBA star and Olympic gold medalist Chamique Holdsclaw was indicted on charges by a Fulton County grand jury on Wednesday for an alleged November attack on her ex-girlfriend.
The 35-year-old Holdsclaw is facing six charges, including two counts of aggravated assault, criminal damage in the first degree, two counts of criminal damage in the second degree and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Wednesday.
Holdsclaw was arrested by Atlanta police in November after an argument with Tulsa Shock player Jennifer Lacy. The 29-year-old Lacy told police that she was Holdsclaw’s ex-girlfriend and that Holdsclaw informed her that she wanted to put something in Lacy’s Range Rover while Lacy exercised at a church. After completing her workout, she smelled gasoline from inside her vehicle and noticed that Holdsclaw was following her, according to the police report.
Once Lacy arrived at friend’s house, Holdsclaw got out of her vehicle and smashed her windows with a baseball bat and fired one shot into the SUV. No one was injured.
However, Holdsclaw attorney Edward Garland said after a late-November court appearance that he spoke with Lacy and they were attempting to resolve the case out of court.
“They are still friends and we expect the alleged victim to support a proper resolution of this,” Garland said. “In no way did she use the gun to threaten or assault the alleged victim, or do so with a baseball bat.”
Holdsclaw is out on $100,000 bond. A court date has not been scheduled.
Holdsclaw was a standout at the University of Tennessee, where she led the Vols to three consecutive national championships from 1996-98. She had 3,025 career points at Tennessee and remains the Southeastern Conference’s career scoring leader.
Holdsclaw was the No. 1 selection in the 1999 WNBA draft. She played 12 seasons in the WNBA, including one year with the Atlanta Dream in 2009, where she and Lacy were teammates.