Former TV star Judge Joe Brown arrested in Tennessee

Judge Joe Brown will soon be sitting on the other side of the judge's bench following a courtroom meltdown in Memphis.
By Kate Stanton Follow @KateStan Contact the Author   |   March 24, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Joe Brown, a Shelby County candidate for district attorney general and former Shelby County Criminal Court judge, was arrested after he reportedly lost his cool in a Memphis, Tenn., courtroom on Monday.

Brown is best known as "Judge Joe Brown," the star of a court-room reality series canceled last year.

Juvenile Court Chief Magistrate Dan Michael told the Knoxville News Sentinel that Brown, who was in court representing a client at a child-support hearing, started yelling at the judge.

“He all but had that courtroom in a riot,’’ Michael said.

Brown was arrested for contempt of court and was ordered to spend five days in jail.

[TMZ, Knoxville News Sentinel]

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