Judge Joe Brown locked up in jail after bizarre courtroom outburst

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Judge Joe Brown Starts Five-Day Jail Sentence for Contempt of Court Charge

Judge Joe Brown has found himself on the wrong side of the law.

The once-popular TV judge is currently cooling his heels in the Shelby County Corrections Center in Tennessee on a contempt of court charge following a bizarre courtroom outburst last year.

Brown, who began his five-day sentence on Thursday, is in a cell by himself in an area that's protected from other inmates, authorities said.

The sentence stems from a March 2014 incident during which he allegedly yelled at Juvenile Court Magistrate Harold "Hal" Horne.

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MEMPHIS, TN - MARCH 24: In this handout photo provided by the Shelby County Sheriff's Office, former TV court judge Joe Brown is seen in a police booking photo after his arrest for contempt of court March 24, 2014 in Memphis, Tennessee. Brown was representing a client in juvenile court when he allegedly became verbally abusive when he was told his case was not on the court docket. He was sentenced to five days in jail but later released on his own recognizance. (Photo by Shelby County Sheriff's Office via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 23: Judge Joe Brown attends the 39th annual Daytime Emmy Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 23, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 14: Judge Joe Brown attends the 39th annual daytime Emmy Awards nominees reception at SLS Hotel on June 14, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 14: Deborah Brown and Judge Joe Brown attend the 39th Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards - Nominees Reception at SLS Hotel on June 14, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD - JULY 18: 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)
Judge Joe Brown during International Radio and Television Society Foundation 'Gold Medal Awards' Gala, Arrivals at The Waldorf Astoria in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 30: Judge Joe Brown poses for a photo before the start of the 72nd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade November 30, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
Judge Joe Brown during 'Undisputed' Premiere at Mann Festival in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Judge Joe Brown during Paramount Pictures Celebrates 90th Anniversary With 90 Stars for 90 Years at Paramount Pictures in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
398509 06: Judge Joe Brown judges a drink during the Battling Bartenders Competition December 12, 2001 at Universal City Walk in Universal City, CA. Bartenders competed by mixing non-alcholic drinks. The beverages were judged for taste, appearance and creativity. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
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According to reports, the former criminal court judge showed up at the courthouse and began working the crowd for votes in his campaign for Shelby County District Attorney. He then sat in a courtroom for approximately 20 minutes during a child support hearing that Horne was presiding over.

Then he allegedly approached the bench and began haranguing Horne about delays.

At the time, Juvenile Court Chief Magistrate Dan Michael said that Brown "all but had the courtroom in a riot" and launched into "a diatribe against Mr. Horne and the authority of the court."

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Judge Judy Sheindlin (R) and her husband Jerry Sheindlin arrive at the 55th Annual Women's Guild Cedars-Sinai Anniversary Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on November 13, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
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HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 05: Judge Judy Sheindlin attends the 2014 Heroes Of Hollywood Luncheon at Taglyan Cultural Complex on June 5, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
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Los Angeles, UNITED STATES: Judge Judy Sheindlin (R), star of the US television court reality show 'Judge Judy' arrives with an unidentified guest for at the world premier of 'The Prestige,' at El Capitan Theater in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, California, 17 October 2006. AFP PHOTO / Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
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