The former host of a reality court television show was
arrested and sentenced to five days in jail for throwing a fit
in a Memphis, Tennessee, courtroom, ABC reported.
Brown became "pretty raucous" and "challenged the authority" of
Shelby County Magistrate Harold Horne, after learning the
child-support case he was litigating was not on the docket, a
CNN affiliate in Memphis reported.
It was unclear if and when he would serve the five-day sentence.
Court officials did not immediately respond to requests for
comment. A representative for Brown could not immediately be
reached for comment.
The 66-year-old spent 15 years arbitrating court cases on his
television show "Judge Joe Brown" until it was canceled in May.
According to CNN, Brown is running for the Shelby County
district attorney post.
Horne held Brown in contempt five times before he left the
courtroom, another judge told CNN.
Brown was released on his own recognizance, CNN reported.
(Reporting by Brendan O'Brien in Milwaukee;
editing by Lisa
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