- Associated Press - Thursday, August 27, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - 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 (https://bit.ly/1NXutGk) 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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