WELL KNOWN JUDGE JOE BROWN ARRESTED. ( LIVE NEWS ) Judge Joe Brown, arrested Monday afternoon on contempt of court charges, was released several hours later on his own recognizance after an order was signed by Judge James Beasley, Shelby County Sheriff spokesman Chip Washington said.

Judge Brown, a Democratic candidate for the Shelby County District Attorney General’s office, spent almost four hours in jail.

Apparently, Judge Brown was at Shelby County Juvenile Court and he wanted to speak on behalf of a juvenile in a child support case. He was waiting for the court to bring the child’s documents.
It’s being reported Judge Brown chastised the juvenile court and judge, threatening to take the matter to a judicial review.

The 66-year-old former television judge and Shelby County Criminal Court judge, was physically removed from the courtroom and held in contempt for five days.