TV court judge Joe Brown was released from jail on his own recognizance last night after being arrested Monday in Memphis on a contempt of court charge.
According to local news reports, the incident took place when Brown, 66, appeared at Juvenile Court representing someone in a child support case in Tennessee's Shelby County. Brown reportedly became verbally abusive when court workers told him that they had no record of the case in question.
According to the news source, Brown was given three days in jail for contempt of court after allegedly ignoring Juvenile Court Magistrate Harold Horne's warning to calm down. A hearing is scheduled in the case on April 4.
CBS canceled Brown's court show last year after 15 years on the air. Brown, a former Shelby County Criminal Court judge, is currently running for Shelby County District Attorney against Amy Weirich.