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Police in Gloucester Township confirmed that Mr. Jones was arrested twice in the past year. They said he gave police a false name. He failed to appear in court, and two warrants were issued.Not everyone was thrilled with the producers’ treatment of Mr. Jones.

Camden County Freeholder Jeffrey L. Nash said there was no excuse for breaking the law, but he thought the show could have handled the incident better.

“For the producers of the billion-dollar show to expose, embarrass and interrogate a young man without an attorney in front of 40 million viewers was an outrage,” Mr. Nash said. “In the future, they should do background checks before they start counting their money and playing Judge Judy.”

Compiled from Web and wire service reports.