Ex-TV Judge Joe Brown Arrested In Tennessee

Source: AP / USA Today

MEMPHIS  — The star of the television showJudge Joe Brown has been arrested and charged with five counts of contempt of court in Tennessee.

Shelby County Juvenile Court officials said the 66-year-old Brown was sentenced to five days in jail after causing an outburst Monday in a courtroom hearing. A spokesman for the Shelby County Juvenile Court, chief Magistrate Judge Dan Michael, said Brown appeared to have been representing a client who was accused of not paying child support. Michael said Brown caused a spectacle in court by yelling and repeatedly challenging the juvenile court magistrate’s authority.

Brown is currently running to be the top prosecutor in Shelby County. Memphis is the county seat.

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