Ex-TV Judge Joe Brown arrested in Tennessee

Wonderwall, Monday, March 24, 2014, 2:26pm (PDT)
  • MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The star of the television show "Judge Joe Brown" has been arrested and charged with five counts of contempt of court in Tennessee.

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    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.

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

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    Officials with juvenile court and the sheriff's department don't know if Brown has a lawyer.

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