When Marie Holmes, a 27-year-old North Carolina mother of four, won the $188 million Powerball jackpot last year in February – the largest jackpot in N.C. history – we’re sure she didn’t think most of her winnings would be spent, rather exhausted, on coming to the rescue of her boyfriend.
On Friday (Jan.1), Holmes began her new year on a sour note, posting a $12 million bond for her boyfriend Lamar “Hot Sauce “McDow, 31, according to the New York Daily News. However, this is the fourth time Holmes has posted a pricey bail for her man. It’s almost become routine at this point for her, as she put up $3 million for his release in March 2015, $6 million in August, and $10,000 in October, for charges ranging from drugs to possession of a firearm by a felon. Now, if that’s love we don’t know what is. Nevertheless, it’s surely an unhealthy love.
This time around, a warrant was issued on Dec. 26 for “Hot Sauce’s” arrest, as he had violated the terms of his pre-trial release on previous charges, which included wearing an ankle monitor and being allowed only in certain places, WECT-TV reported. He was also accused of arranging a street race and slapped with a misdemeanor charge of conspiracy.
McDow was booked into the Brunswick County Jail on Tuesday after being arrested. Officials of the sheriff’s office told WECT-TV that the arrest occurred due to their GPS monitoring system showed that he was in a location he was not allowed in and they had several unsuccessful calls to get in touch with both Holmes and McDow.