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Video Shows Man Threaten Judge In Kentucky Court

| by Jordan Smith
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Footage has been released showing a man threaten a judge in a Kentucky courtroom (video below).

Brice Rhodes was in court Sept. 23 on charges of assault, according to WDRB.

Rhodes was arrested earlier in the year and faces charges for three murders, but his appearance before Judge Amber Wolf was related to an assault on an inmate Aug. 31 and another incident when Rhodes spat on an inmate Sept. 15. Both incidents were caught on the jail’s surveillance camera, according to the Courier Journal.

“Why you all havin' me come in like this for?” Rhodes says in the video after being wheeled into the courtroom wearing a spit mask, WDRB reported.

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“I think you know why,” Wolf answers. “You know exactly why.”

After Rhodes repeatedly curses, Wolf summarizes the charges.

“You've been charged with assault in the fourth degree,” she says.

“[EXPLETIVE] you,” Rhodes answers. “I don't care what I've been charged with.”

Rhodes then begins making threats.

“I don't care! I don't care!” Rhodes says. “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 says.

“I don't give a [EXPLETIVE] about none of that!” Rhodes adds. “You got family! I'll be out!”

Wolf moves on to explain the bond.

“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?” she asks.

Rhodes is also being held on a bond of $1 million for the three murder charges.

“Not guilty, not guilty, not guilty,” Rhodes responds.

Wolf appointed a public defender despite Rhodes’ refusal to answer.

“Take me back to my cell,” Rhodes says at the end. “Take me back to my cell.”

After Rhodes has gone, the judge spoke about the incident.

“That was a threat against the court,” said Wolf. “I’m asking the County Attorney's office to take that into account and consider what to do with that.”

Additional charges were filed against Rhodes of terroristic threats and intimidating a participant in the legal process.

Rhodes is accused of killing two brothers, 14 and 16, because he feared they would snitch on him after allegedly seeing him gun down a 40-year-old man in May.

Sources: WDRB, Courier Journal / Photo credit: WDRB

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