Former music executive and reality television star Mickey “Memphitz” Wright turned himself in Tuesday, five days after allegedly pulling a gun on a Johns Creek car wash worker.
Fulton County jail records show Wright was booked Tuesday on charges of aggravated assault and armed robbery. Johns Creek police spokesman Capt. Christopher Byers confirmed that Wright turned himself in.
The charges against Wright stem from a June 25 incident at the Club Corners Car Wash on Medlock Bridge Road.
Johns Creek police believe Wright had his Jeep Wrangler cleaned and left the car wash before returning and demanding an employee return the marijuana that he believed had been stolen from inside his vehicle.
“Your life or my weed,” he told the worker, according to the police report.
The employee reportedly told Wright he didn’t have the marijuana, leading Wright to produce a pink and black handgun. Wright then spoke with the business manager and reviewed surveillance footage of the cleaning, police said.
Wright left the business but returned again, this time demanding the employee’s phone, witnesses told police. Another employee in the car wash called 911, but Wright was gone by the time officers arrived.
Employees tracked the employee’s cellphone to a shopping center in the 6000 block of Medlock Bridge Road, where the Jeep was parked, police said. The vehicle was impounded, but Wright was not there.
Wright, an Atlanta resident, was featured on BET’s “Toya: A Family Affair.” He is currently separated from co-star Toya Wright, who shares a child with rapper Lil Wayne.
As of Wednesday, he was being held without bond at the Fulton County jail.
About the Author