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Accused triple murderer Brice Rhodes charged with threatening to kill corrections officer

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Brice Rhodes during a recent court appearance Brice Rhodes during a recent court appearance

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Brice Rhodes, the man accused of murdering three people -- including two teenagers -- is in trouble again after two recent incidents at the jail involving corrections officers.  

According to the arrest report, the first incident happened Oct. 19 when Rhodes, 26, was out of his cell and in a dayroom for one hour. Brice is accused of refusing to return to his cell. Police say he became violent, tearing up cleaning supplies and throwing items in the glass-enclosed dayroom.

At one point during the disturbance, Brice was allegedly swinging a broken broom handle towards a female corrections officer in an attempt to break the glass. Police say he also taunted the corrections officer, telling her to come inside "and that he was going to kill her." 

He's now charged with terroristic threatening in connection with that incident. 

During his court appearance Monday morning, Jefferson District Judge David Holton reacted with disgust as the details of Rhodes' charges were read.

"That's okay. That's enough," Judge Holton told the courtroom employee reading the criminal citation. "That's disgusting. That's disgusting."

Judge Holton was then informed of the $1 million bond Rhodes already faces stemming from the murder charges -- noting that the new charges paled in comparison.

"These are rather insignificant charges against this gentleman then -- in his mind, in his perspective," Judge Holton said, adding that, "Of course the corrections officer who had urine thrown on him yesterday -- I'm sure it's not very minor to him."

Rhodes is also charged with assaulting a corrections officer on Oct. 24 after he allegedly threw urine at a corrections officer, hitting him in the head, neck and left ear. 

Rhodes was arrested earlier this year. Police say he shot and killed Christopher Jones in early May. Later that month, detectives say Rhodes and three juvenile accomplices murdered 14-year-old Larry Ordway and 16-year-old Maurice Gordon. Police say the two were killed at Rhodes' home in Clifton. Their bodies were dumped in the Shawnee neighborhood and set on fire. 

According to police detectives, Rhodes killed the two brothers because he feared they would tell police about his involvement in Jones' murder.

This isn't the first time Rhodes has made threats while in jail. He was charged with terroristic threatening and intimidating a participant in the legal process after threatening Jefferson District Court Judge Amber Wolf during a hearing on Sept. 23. During the exchange with Wolf, Rhodes appeared to threaten her family. 

"You got family! I'll be out," Rhodes said. 

Earlier in September, Rhodes was leaving a hearing for assaulting another inmate when he spit on another inmate as he was being escorted out of court. 

In late May, Rhodes spit on attorney Brendan McLeod and called him a coward after McLeod told Rhodes he no longer wanted to represent him. He also allegedly told McLeod that he would see him when he got out.  

Rhodes is being held on a $1 million full cash bond. 


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