Judge Joe Brown got himself into a little bit of trouble in Tennessee. The TV personality is currently behind bars, ABC News reported on Monday.
The 66-year-old former host of “Judge Joe Brown” has been jailed in Memphis in contempt of Shelby County Juvenile Court and will reportedly be held for five days.
"Right now, he's being processed at our facility," Chip Washington, a spokesman for the Shelby County Sheriff's Office, said, according to ABC News. "That's about it for right now."
So why is the former judge and TV personality behind bars? He apparently 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 said, as per the news site.
Brown currently is running for Shelby County district attorney, though his incarceration could put a crimp in his campaign. On arriving at the courthouse for his trial, he started shaking hands with potential voters. But after sitting at the court bench for 20 minutes, he began to approach the bench and complain about delays.
"He then began a diatribe against Mr. Horne and the authority of the court," Michael told the Memphis Commercial Appeal. He continued to say the judge asked him to "desist."
It wasn’t known why Brown was in the courtroom to begin with. Horne eventually had Brown arrested. Since the former television judge continued to protest, Horne added four more counts, which ultimately extended his sentence to five days.
Brown starred on his own television show from 1998 to 2013. He didn’t look too happy in his mug shot, which has prompted Twitter to react to the incident. Some responses have been posted below:
Judge Joe Brown got arrested? Aw naw
— Aly ❤️ (@MzLyciaII) March 25, 2014
Now what did Judge Joe Brown do to get arrested? Public intoxication? He seems like he 's an old drunk..
— The Next Supreme (@Miami_Chica) March 24, 2014
TruTV employees pissed b/c they actually have to go to work this month instead of showing reruns of Judge Joe Brown & Lizard Lick Towing
— Jeff Olson (@JOlson62) March 21, 2014
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