Chamique Holdsclaw in custody for alleged assault on former girlfriend

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Former basketball star Chamique Holdsclaw turned herself in Thursday night after an arrest warrant was issued following a dispute with a woman that allegedly turned violent, Atlanta police said.

Holdsclaw, 35, of Smyrna, was booked into the Fulton County jail shortly before 9 p.m., according to jail records. She was charged with aggravated assault, criminal damage to property and reckless conduct, police said. Her bond was set at $10,000, jail records show.

Jennifer Lacy, 29, who described herself as Holdsclaw’s former girlfriend, 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 Lacy’s car……

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.

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Surprisingly little on this incident, which has rocked the women’s basketball world, at this time, despite the news being out for more than five hours.

Statement from Jennifer Lacy.


  1. I am both saddened and sickened by this story. I recognize that Mique has some serious mental health issues but this is over the top. Somewhere during this incident, common sense and good judgement should have kicked in but she was obviously very caught up in an emotionally charged response to something. This situation could have ended so much worse.

    I am thankful that Jen (or anyone else) did not sustain any physical injury, but one must recognize that the emotional damage could be lingering.

    My prayers to both of them….