Ex-basketball star Chamique Holdsclaw released from jail

Ex-basketball star Chamique Holdsclaw released from jail

Former basketball star Chamique Holdsclaw was released from jail Friday night after being arrested for a dispute with a woman that allegedly turned violent, Channel 2 Action News reported.

In a 911 call about the incident released by Atlanta police Friday, the unidentified caller said Holdsclaw tried to destroy her friend’s Range Rover.

“She’s been threatening me and my best friend, and I don’t know why,” the caller told the dispatcher.

Fulton County Magistrate Judge Roy Roberts set Holdsclaw’s bond at $100,000 at a first appearance hearing Friday morning at the Fulton County jail. Roberts ordered Holdsclaw to wear an ankle monitor as a condition of bail.

Holdsclaw, 35, of Smyrna, surrendered to police Thursday and was booked into the Fulton County jail shortly before 9 p.m., according to jail records. She was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of criminal damage to property and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

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.

According to an incident report obtained by Channel 2 Action News, as Lacy drove from the church she smelled gasoline inside her vehicle and noticed that Holdsclaw was following her.

Lacy said she drove to a friend’s house on Hemphill Avenue, at which time 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.

Holdsclaw played 12 seasons in the WNBA, including one year with the Atlanta Dream, in 2009. Lacy plays for the Tulsa Shock of the WNBA and played for the Dream in 2008 and 2009.

Holdsclaw was the No. 1 selection in the 1999 draft after a four-year career at Tennessee, where she led the Lady Vols to three consecutive national championships. She last played for the San Antonio Silver Stars, in 2010.

In her autobiography, “Breaking Through: Beating The Odds Shot After Shot,” Holdsclaw describes her childhood in the housing projects of Queens, N.Y., and her battle with depression early in her professional career.

She currently serves as a spokeswoman for Active Minds, an organization “dedicated to empowering students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others and increase help seeking,” according to the group’s website.

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