Ex-WNBA star Holdsclaw indicted on six counts

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Former WNBA star and Olympic gold medalist Chamique Holdsclaw was indicted by a Fulton County (Ga.) grand jury on Wednesday for a November altercation with her ex-girlfriend, Tulsa Shock forward Jennifer Lacy.
Holdsclaw, 35, faces six total counts: two charges 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 police, Holdsclaw fired a gun into a vehicle Nov. 13 while Lacy was in it. A warrant was issued for her arrest, and she eventually turned herself in. She was later released on $100,000 bond.
Holdsclaw is being represented by the same law 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 and Cincinnati Bengals defensive back Adam "Pacman" Jones.
Lawyer Ed Garland said Holdsclaw will plead not guilty.
"Our position is that she is not guilty of having committed any assault upon Ms. Lacy," Garland told USA TODAY Sports Wednesday. "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."
Holdsclaw began her professional career with the Washington Mystics in 1999, and also played for the Los Angeles Sparks, Atlanta Dream and San Antonio Silver Stars. She retired in 2010.