Marie Holmes, the North Carolina mom who won a $188 million Powerball lottery jackpot last year and has spent millions bailing her boyfriend out of jail, now has legal challenges of her own.
Holmes, 26, was served a criminal summons last week on charges of making threatening and harassing phone calls to a woman named Lorna Marlowe.
The phone calls allegedly occurred on Jan. 10, and Marlowe filed a complaint the same day.
Holmes, a former McDonald’s and big box employee, is set to appear in court in North Carolina’s Brunswick County on Feb. 12. A warrant could be issued for her arrest if she fails to appear at the hearing.
MyFox8 reports that the summons alleges “Holmes threatened to inflict bodily harm on Marlowe and repeatedly called her for the purpose of harassing her.”
After winning the lottery last year, Holmes has become almost a mainstay in the headlines thanks to her efforts to support her boyfriend, Lamarr McDow, the father of her youngest child. He recently spoke to The Daily Mail about Holmes and why she has no qualms with spending millions to bail him out of jail. McDow is an alleged heroin dealer who has been arrested on charges of illegal drug possession and illegal street racing.