TV Personality Judge Joe Brown Has Been Jailed in Tennessee

Judge Joe Brown was arrested in Memphis, Tenn., March 24, 2014. Shelby County Sheriff's Office
Judge Joe Brown was arrested in Memphis, Tenn., March 24, 2014. Shelby County Sheriff’s Office

TV personality Joe Brown is currently behind bars.

The former host of “Judge Joe Brown,” 66, is in jail in Memphis after being held in contempt in Shelby County Juvenile Court, ABC News has confirmed with the jail.

“Right now, he’s being processed at our facility,” said Chip Washington, a spokesman for the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. “That’s about it for right now.”

Washington added that Brown’s sentence was five days in jail.

According to the Commercial Appeal, Brown, 66, allegedly yelled at Juvenile Court Magistrate Harold “Hal” Horne during a child support hearing.

“He all but had that courtroom in a riot,” Juvenile Court Chief Magistrate Dan Michael told the newspaper.

Michael said that Brown, who is running for Shelby County District Attorney, arrived at the courthouse and began shaking hands and asking people for votes. He then sat in a courtroom for 20 minutes before approaching the bench and complaining about delays.

“He then began a diatribe against Mr. Horne and the authority of the court,” Michael told the paper, adding that the judge asked him to “desist.”

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