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Former WNBA Player Chamique Holdsclaw was indicted on Wednesday by a grand jury for six counts related to a shooting against her ex-girlfriend which includes two counts of aggravated assault, one count of criminal damage in the first degree, two counts of criminal damage in the second degree and one count of possession of a firearm in commission of a felony according to USAToday. On Nov. 13 Holdsclaw had a violent altercation with ex-girlfriend, Jennifer Lacy that included hitting Lacy’ sRange Rover with a baseball bat, breaking two windows and shooting the car (which Holdsclaw denies). Holdsclaw could face 65 years in jail all over a breakup.
A warrant was issued for her arrest following a violent altercation on Nov. 13 with Jennifer Lacy, her ex-girlfriend. According to police, Holdsclaw fired a pistol into a vehicle while Lacy was in it.
Holdsclaw turned herself in three days later and was released on $100,000 bond.
Holdsclaw is being represented by Garland, Samuel & Loeb, the firm that represented former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis in a trial related to two murders in 2000. It has also represented Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, Bengals defensive back Adam “Pacman” Jones, NHL star Dany Heatley and rapper T.I.
Attorney Ed Garland said Holdsclaw plans to enter a plea of not guilty. A date for arraignment has not yet been set.
“Our position is that she is not guilty of having committed any assault upon Ms. Lacy,” Garland told USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday evening. “The events occurred after an emotional situation between the two of them. She did assault the car itself and damage the car with the baseball bat and firing the gun; however, there was no assault on Ms. Lacy.
“We expect to negotiate a proper resolution to this matter with the district attorney’s office.”
Lacy, 29, gave Holdsclaw the keys to her vehicle while working out at an Atlanta church that day. When she left, she reported smelling gas in her vehicle. Holdsclaw followed Lacy to a friend’s house, according to the incident report.
Holdsclaw then smashed Lacy’s 2010 Range Rover with a baseball bat, breaking two windows. According to the report, she stuck a pistol in the rear driver’s side window and fired across the SUV.