Ex-TV Judge Joe Brown released from jail in Tennessee

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The star of the television show "Judge Joe Brown" has been released from jail after being arrested on contempt of court charges in Tennessee.

Court officials in Memphis say the 66-year-old Brown was sentenced to five days in jail after causing an outburst Monday in a child support hearing. Brown is running in the Democratic primary for Shelby County district attorney general.

The chief magistrate judge of the Shelby County Juvenile Court says another magistrate judge charged the former TV judge with contempt of court. Chief Magistrate Judge Dan Michael says Brown was yelling and challenging the presiding judge's authority and even addressing his comments to a crowd of people inside the courtroom.

Brown's nationally syndicated TV show was canceled last year.


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