Former TV judge Joe Brown turns himself in for jail sentence

This file photo provided by the Shelby County Sheriff's Office on March 24, 2014, shows Judge Joe Brown, who was arrested and charged with five counts of contempt of court in Tennessee.
This file photo provided by the Shelby County Sheriff's Office on March 24, 2014, shows Judge Joe Brown, who was arrested and charged with five counts of contempt of court in Tennessee.
photo This file photo provided by the Shelby County Sheriff's Office on March 24, 2014, shows Judge Joe Brown, who was arrested and charged with five counts of contempt of court in Tennessee.

NASHVILLE -- Former TV judge Joe Brown has surrendered to Tennessee deputies to begin serving a five-day jail term for contempt of court.

The Commercial Appeal reports Brown turned himself in Thursday to Shelby County deputies.

Brown was charged with contempt after an outburst in Juvenile Court in March 2014. In a ruling issued Aug. 14, the Tennessee Supreme Court denied Brown's application to appeal a Court of Appeals ruling that had upheld the sentence handed down by Magistrate Judge Harold Horne following a verbal exchange with Brown.

In appeal earlier this year, Brown said the audio recording of the contentious exchange was manipulated. The Shelby County Juvenile Court Clerk said the only edit made was inconsequential.

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