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Chamique Holdsclaw: Latest News on Former WNBA Star's Arrest

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Allan BrulettCorrespondent IINovember 16, 2012

 

Former WNBA star, Olympic gold medalist and University of Tennessee standout Chamique Holdsclaw has been arrested in Atlanta following a domestic incident with ex-girlfriend Jennifer Lacy.  

The 35-year-old Holdsclaw is being held on charges including aggravated assault, second-degree criminal damage and reckless conduct after allegedly following Lacy after she left the gym and drove to a friend’s house, then smashing the windows of Lacy's Range Rover with a baseball bat.  Holdsclaw is also reported to have fired shots from a handgun into the empty car before fleeing the area.  Police recovered a 9mm casing from the crime scene.  Lacy was unharmed.

Lacy released a statement through the Tulsa Shock.  From the team's website: 

"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."

Holdsclaw, one of the biggest stars in women's college basketball history (and still the SEC's all-time leading scorer) has talked publicly about her battles with clinical depression.   The six-time WNBA All-Star and three-time NCAA champion chronicled her mental health issues in a book, "Breaking Through: Beating The Odds Shot After Shot," published in 2012.  She is a spokeswoman for Active Minds, an organization devoted to mental health awareness.  

Lacy and Holdsclaw were teammates in 2009 as members of the Atlanta Dream.

Bail was set at $10,000 cash or $100,000 bond.  It is unknown whether or not Holdsclaw has retained an attorney.  

As of this writing, she remains in custody.  

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