Listen: A Judge Goes To Jail!
Judge Joe Brown is on the other side of the law he defended for so many years. The former star of Judge Joe Brown was jailed on contempt of court charges in Shelby County Juvenile Court.
Chip Washington, a spokesman for the Shelby County Sheriff's Office, said Brown was sentenced was five days in jail.
According to the Memphis newspaper The Commercial Appeal, Brown, 66, allegedly yelled at Juvenile Court Magistrate Harold "Hal" Horne during a child support hearing. Brown was reportedly representing a woman at the 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."
Ultimately, Horne had Brown arrested. He continued to protest, so Horne added four additional counts, making Brown's sentence five days in jail.
WMC-TV reports the Shelby County Sheriff's Office says a judge signed an order Monday evening releasing Brown on his own recognizance.
Brown is a former Shelby County, Tennessee, Criminal Court judge. His show aired from 1998 to 2013.
The audio gets good about 1:40...You got ten dollars!
Judge Joe needs to MAN UP!!! LoL!!!