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Former Lady Volunteer In Jail On Assault Charge

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ATLANTA, Ga. - Former WNBA star and Olympic gold medalist Chamique Holdsclaw is in custody after being accused of shooting into a woman's car after using a bat to break its windows.

Holdsclaw played for the University of Tennessee from 1995 to 1999 and helped lead the Lady Vols to three consecutive NCAA women's basketball championships. She was also part of the team that went 39-0 in 1998.

Atlanta police said Thursday that Holdsclaw followed the woman, Jennifer Lacy, to her car on Tuesday afternoon. WNBA spokesman Ron Howard says the 29-year-old Lacy plays for the Tulsa Shock.

No one was injured. Lacy identified the 35-year-old Holdsclaw as an ex-girlfriend and both played for the Atlanta Dream in 2009.

According to Atlanta CBS affiliate WGCL, Lacy told police once she arrived to meet a friend and got out of her SUV, Holdsclaw got out of her vehicle with a baseball bat and beat out the windows of Lacy's SUV. 

Lacy also said Holdsclaw shot a gun inside the door of her car.

She was in custody Thursday night in Fulton County Jail. Her bond was set at $10,000 on one charge each of aggravated assault, second-degree criminal damage and reckless conduct.

A number for Holdsclaw listed in the police report went to voicemail and it was unknown whether she had an attorney.

(The Associated Press and NewsChannel5)

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