MEMPHIS – A well-known television court judge found himself on the wrong side of the law after he was jailed for contempt of court.
Judge Joe Brown went to juvenile court on Monday to represent a client in a child support case.
When he arrived, court workers told Brown he had no record of the case.
According to WREG, Brown reportedly lost control and became verbally abusive.
A witness claimed there was chaos in the courtroom.
The magistrate warned Brown to calm down and when he didn’t, the judge gave him two days for contempt of court.
That increased to three days when he continued to yell as he was being removed from the courtroom.
However, he has been released on his own recognizance.
Brown’s television show was canceled last year.
He is now running for Shelby County District Attorney.