Former Tennessee star and WNBA player Chamique Holdsclaw involved in violent dispute with ex, Lacy issues statement
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Update: On Friday morning a judge in Atlanta set a $100,000 bond for Holdsclaw. When she is released she will have to wear an ankle bracelet and must not make contact with Lacy. Her next court date is Nov. 30 in Fulton County Superior Court.
“If she violates the terms of bond, she’ll be charged with aggravated stalking, a no bond offense, and held pending this trial and that trial,” said the judge according to FOX 5 Atlanta.
Police in Atlanta issued an arrest warrant for former Tennessee star and WNBA player Chamique Holdsclaw Thursday after a dispute with her ex-girlfriend, Tulsa Shock player Jennifer Lacy, turned violent. Holdsclaw turned herself in to police Thursday evening and was being held on a $10,000 bond.
Lacy issued a statement through the Shock.
“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.”
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, on Tuesday Lacy was working out a church in Atlanta. Holdsclaw, 35, approached her about putting something in Lacy’s car. When Lacy left the church she smelled gasoline in her vehicle. She drove to a friend’s house because she was concerned about her safety. She noticed Holdsclaw was following her. When she arrived at the friend’s house “Holdsclaw got out of her car with a baseball bat and began smashing the windows in Lacy’s Range Rover, the report said.”
After breaking the driver’s side window, a rear passenger’s window and the rear window, Holdsclaw produced a handgun, fired inside the SUV and fled the scene, the report said.
Police said they later recovered a 9mm shell casing at the scene. Lacy was not injured, police said.
Authorities issued a warrant for aggravated assault, criminal damage to property and reckless conduct.
Holdsclaw, an Olympic gold medalist, has a history of battling clinical depression and released a well-received book this year about her struggles. She went on a book tour and has been a featured speaker at several mental health awareness events. She was also the grand marshal at this year’s homecoming celebration at Tennessee. She played in the WNBA for 12 seasons. In college she helped lead the Lady Vols to three consecutive NCAA championships.