Olympic gold medalist and former WNBA player Chamique Holdsclaw was indicted on six charges Wednesday related to an incident that happened in November 2012. ESPN shared the details on Feb. 27 about the argument that could land Holdsclaw in jail for a very long time.
The incident in question happened between Chamique Holdsclaw and Jennifer Lacy, who told police she was Chamique's ex-girlfriend. The two played together on the Atlanta Dream in 2009. Holdsclaw broke the windows on Lacy's car and she even fired gunshots during the incident. Nobody was hurt, but the Olympian was charged and Chamique Holdsclaw was indicted on charges of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, criminal damage and aggravated assault.
The two are still friends apparently, and lawyers have been trying to resolve the case outside of the courtroom. Holdsclaw's attorney insists that his client never intended to hurt Lacy, and says the gun was not used to threaten her. The lawyer, Edward Garland, claims “Sometimes charges get made that exceed the scope of the actual events.” Chamique Holdsclaw was indicted on the six counts by a Fulton County grand jury Wednesday in Georgia. An arraignment date has not been set yet, according to USA Today, and Holdsclaw plans to enter a plea of not guilty.
It seems that Lacy gave Holdsclaw the keys to her car the day of the incident, and she later smelled gas in her car. Holdsclaw followed her to a friend's house, and then smashed Lacy's vehicle with a baseball bat. Chamique also allegedly stuck a pistol in the back window and fired a shot. Jennifer Lacy, who plays for the Tulsa Shock, was still in the car at the time.
Luckily nobody was injured in the incident, but TMZ points out that the Chamique Holdsclaw indictments could lead the way to 65 years in prison. Apparently Lacy thinks that Holdsclaw initiated the attack because the two had broken up. Fans of the former WNBA star will need to stay tuned for updates on whether the case can be resolved or if Holdsclaw will have to go to trial and face a lengthy prison sentence.