VIDEO | Accused murderer Brice Rhodes threatens Judge Amber Wolf
Brice Rhodes, who was wheeled into Judge Amber Wolf's courtroom in a special chair, wearing a spit mask, allegedly threatened the Judge's family in a profanity-laced tirade that was all caught on video.
LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- A man accused of three murders -- two of which involved teenagers -- is in more trouble after he threatened a Jefferson District Court judge during a profanity-laced tirade that was caught on video.
Brice Rhodes was wheeled into Judge Amber Wolf's court Friday afternoon for a hearing. Rhodes, who is charged with the murders of 14-year-old Larry Ordway and his brother, 16-year-old Maurice Gordon, was wearing a spit mask.
"Mr. Rhodes?" Judge Wolf asked as Rhodes was wheeled in, before telling deputies, "You can just bring him up right here."
"Why you all havin' me come in like this for?" Rhodes' muffled voice asked from behind the spit mask, according to a courtroom video.
"I think you know why," Wolf replied. "You know exactly why."
"Yeah, [EXPLETIVE] I'm going to get out," Rhodes says at one point.
"Listen," Wolf said. "Stop talking."
"Naw, [EXPLETIVE] you, [EXPLETIVE]," Rhodes said.
"Are you done?" Wolf asked at one point.
"Naw I ain't done," Rhodes said.
"You've been charged with assault in the fourth degree..." Wolf continued.
"[EXPLETIVE] you," Rhodes said. "I don't care what I've been charged with."
"I'm gonna keep talking because I don't want to have to see you back here for this," Wolf said.
"I don't care! I don't care!" Rhodes replied. "Don't you think I'm gonna [EXPLETIVE] find out where you live at?...[EXPLETIVE] I don't give a [EXPLETIVE] about none of that! I didn't do [EXPLETIVE]! I'll be out!"
"So you're saying you're going to find out where I live at?" Wolf said.
"I don't give a [EXPLETIVE] about none of that!" Rhodes said. "You got family! I'll be out!"
"Okay," Wolf said.
"Yeah, alright," Rhodes said. "I am okay."
"You've been charged with assault in the fourth degree, minor injury, terroristic threatening in the third degree and harassment with physical contact," Wolf said.
"I don't give a [EXPLETIVE]," Rhodes replied. "I don't give a [EXPLETIVE.]"
"...These are new charges," Wolf continued. "I'm entering a plea of not guilty on your behalf. Would you like me to read the arrest warrant to you?"
"No I'm not guilty!" Rhodes said. "No I'm not guilty."
"I am setting a bond of $15,000 full-cash on those charges and the other case, once this actually gets served on you, is going to be dismissed without prejudice as a duplicate. Do you have any questions? Would you like the appointment of a public defender?"
"Not guilty, not guilty, not guilty," Rhodes said.
"I just said that," Wolf said.
"I'll be out," Rhodes said. "I'll be out."
"Okay," Wolf said. "I just said that. And would you like an attorney?"
"Take me back to my cell," Rhodes said. "Take me back to my cell."
"I'm not taking you anywhere," Wolf said, gesturing to the sheriff's deputies. "They can take you back, but would you like an attorney?"
Wolf appointed a public defender after what appeared to be a non-answer from Rhodes.
"That was a threat against the court," Wolf said after Rhodes was wheeled out. "I'm asking the County Attorney's office to take that into account and consider what to do with that."
After this incident, Rhodes was charged with terroristic threatening in the third degree and intimidating a participant in the legal process.
WDRB News reached out to Wolf Monday morning, but she declined to comment on the case.
Rhodes was arrested earlier this year. Police say that in early May, he shot and killed Christopher Jones. Later that month, detectives say Rhodes and two juvenile accomplices murdered Ordway and Gordon. Their bodies were dumped in the Shawnee neighborhood. He is currently in jail on a $1 million bond in connection with those cases.
According to police detectives, Rhodes killed the two brothers because he feared they would snitch about his involvement in Jones' murder.
He was in Wolf's court to answer for lesser charges related to an alleged assault that took place after he was arrested.
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