A Kentucky man who was originally jailed for the murders of three people just keeps racking up additional charges, with the latest being a direct threat to the judge and her family.
Brice Rhodes was arrested after he shot and killed Christopher Jones in May. Later that month, he fatally stabbed teen brothers, Larry Ordway, 14 and Maurice Gordon, 16. He claimed he killed them because he was afraid they would testify against him in the Jones murder case. Their burned bodies were found dumped behind an abandoned house. He is being held in jail on a $1 million bond for those cases.
Friday he was in court on additional charges, of attacking and injuring a fellow inmate in August, and spitting on another inmate in September.
Now he’s gotten himself into more trouble in court for threatening Judge Amber Wolf. As she was reading off the latest charges against him, he kept interrupting her in a tirade filled with profanity and threats.
The officers had him tied into a wheelchair, wearing a spit mask, which gives some indication that they had gone through plenty of trouble with him already.
Rhodes ask, “Why you all havin’ me come in like this for?”
“I think you know why. You know exactly why,” Wolf replied.
As she started to read off the charges, he said, “I’m going to get out!”
She told him to “Listen, stop talking,” and continued reading the charges off.
“I don’t care what I’ve been charged with,” he said. “Don’t you think I’m gonna find out where you live at?”
Wolf said, “So, you’re saying you’re going to find out where I live?”
“I don’t give a **** about none of that… you got family! I’ll be out!”
Wolf sent his bond at $15,000 cash and asked if he needed her to appoint a public defender.
“I’ll be out. I’ll be out. Take me back to my cell,” Rhodes said.
After he left the room, Wolf said, “That was a threat against the court. I’m asking the County Attorney’s office to take that into account and consider what to do with that.”
So now he has additional charges tacked on to his record – terroristic threatening and intimidating a participant in the legal process.
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