MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The star of the television show “Judge Joe Brown” has been arrested and charged with five counts of contempt of court in Tennessee, court officials in Memphis said Monday.

Shelby County Juvenile Court officials said the 66-year-old Brown was sentenced to five days in jail after causing an outburst Monday in a child support hearing.

Magistrate Judge Harold “Hal” Horne charged the former television judge with contempt of court.

Brown is running in the Democratic primary race for Shelby County district attorney general.

Brown’s nationally syndicated TV show was canceled last year.