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TV personality Judge Joe Brown sentenced five days in jail

TV personality Joe Brown is facing the other side of the law. According to a report by ABC news on March 24, the former host of "Judge Joe Brown" is spending time in a Memphis jail.

Judge Joe Brown attends the CW/CBS/Showtime/CBS Television TCA party at Boulevard3 on July 18, 2008 in Hollywood, California.
Judge Joe Brown attends the CW/CBS/Showtime/CBS Television TCA party at Boulevard3 on July 18, 2008 in Hollywood, California.(Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

The 66-year-old Brown reportedly had a yelling match with Juvenile Court Magistrate Harold "Hal" Horne during a child support hearing. As a result of his outburst, Brown was held in contempt in Shelby County Juvenile Court before being sentenced to five days in jail.

Juvenile Court Chief Magistrate Dan Michael was also witness to Brown's outburst and told the Commercial Appeal that Brown "all but had that courtroom in a riot."

Michael also mentioned that Joe Brown is running for Shelby County District Attorney and arrived at the courthouse in campaign mood. He was shaking hands and asking people for votes but grew impatient with court delays.

Michael said Brown then approached the bench where he proceeded to verbally attack Horne. After refusing to refrain from his outburst, Horne eventually had him arrested. Further protesting from Brown drew four additional accounts equaling the five days in jail.

Brown, who is a former Shelby County, Tenn., Criminal Court judge, apparently thought he was above the law in this situation. During the time his show aired from 1998 to 2013, Joe Brown was known for his stern approach, but that same stern approach has landed him some jail time.