Former TV Judge Joe Brown Released from Jail

Former TV Judge Joe Brown Released from Jail

Judge Joe Brown was arrested in Memphis, Tenn., March 24, 2014. (Courtesy of Shelby County Sheriff's Office)
Judge Joe Brown was arrested in Memphis, Tenn., March 24, 2014. (Courtesy of Shelby County Sheriff’s Office)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Former television judge Joe Brown has been released from jail after serving a five-day jail sentence for contempt of court.

The Commercial Appeal reports (http://bit.ly/1NVcQco) Brown was released from the Shelby County Jail Tuesday morning. Brown turned himself in last Thursday.

Brown, a former Memphis judge, was charged with contempt after an outburst in Juvenile Court in March 2014. Magistrate Judge Harold Horne sentenced Brown to five days in jail following a verbal exchange in which Brown called the Juvenile Court a “sorry operation” and challenged Horne’s authority.

In a ruling issued Aug. 14, the Tennessee Supreme Court refused to allow Brown to appeal a Court of Appeals decision that had upheld the jail sentence.

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Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com

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