Last week, a vexed hair stylist sashayed into the Buckhead hair salon owned by reality TV personality Derek J. The stylist had words with another stylist, after which he drew a weapon and fired a single bullet into the floor before running off. Normally, the gheys fight with knives, but now they’re packing heat?
Police have launched a citywide manhunt for the gun slinging stylist, who they identified on Tuesday. The suspect, Corwin C. Pledger, 24, faces aggravated assault and terroristic threat charges, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
If you know where Corwin is hiding, contact Crimestoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477). You can remain anonymous and you may receive a reward up to $2,000.
Pledger allegedly got angry when the client, Neffe Pugh, sister of Atlanta singer Keisha Cole, went to Derek J.’s salon, the J Spot Salon on Pharr Road, to have her hair redone after being unhappy with Pledger’s work, according to Channel 2 Action News.
“The suspect pointed a loaded handgun at several customers and discharged his weapon while inside the business on Pharr Road,” Atlanta police said in a statement issued Tuesday.
Derek J., who has made regular appearances on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” and appeared in the Chris Rock movie “Good Hair,” told Channel 2 he was not happy about the shot fired at his salon.
“I’m upset because my floor is messed up now,” said Derek J., whose last name is Johnson. He said Pugh stopped at the salon to get her hair re-done.
“Her [hair was] messed up to the point we didn’t know what to do,” he said. “So I was just like, reach out to the stylist and say, ‘Hey, what did you use, what did you do?’ and it turned from a professional conversation to more of an argument, but we thought it was done,” Derrick J. told Channel 2.