Judge Joe Brown Released From Jail

Source: Lesley Messer / ABC News

After spending just a few hours in a Memphis jail, Judge Joe Brown was released on his own recognizance.

According to a spokesman for the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Judge James C. Beasley signed an order to set him free.

“I’m a little hot under the collar,” the former host of “Judge Joe Brown” told reporters upon being released without bond. “[In] forty years, I’ve never seen such a circus as they’ve got down there.”

On Monday, Brown, 67, was found in contempt of court during a child support hearing.

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