Report: Judge Joe Brown jailed for contempt of court

Posted at 4:02 PM, Mar 24, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-24 18:02:07-04

MEMPHIS — Well-known TV court judge and former Shelby County Criminal Court Judge Joe Brown has been arrested and taken to the Shelby County Criminal Justice Complex, according to a report from WREG-TV.

Brown allegedly lost control and became verbally abusive while he was at a juvenile court to represent someone in a child support case.

Brown was sentenced to two days in jail for contempt of court, but that increased to three days when he once again started yelling as he was being removed from the courtroom, the WREG report said.

“Judge Joe Brown” was canceled last year after 15 seasons.

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