Brice-Rhodes
Brice Rhodes | Biography

Quick Information

  • Full Name Brice Rhodes
  • Occupation Convicted criminal, Primary suspect in three homicide cases in 2020
  • Nationality American
  • Birth Date Nov 29, 1971
  • Age 49 Years, 9 Months
Primary Suspect in Three Homicide Cases in 2020

Brice Rhodes | Biography

At the time, Rhodes was Serving Probation for Domestic Assault and was also Previously Convicted as a Sex Offender

At the time, Rhodes was serving probation for domestic assault for two incidents that occured in 2013 and 2014. Later, he was again charged for another 2014 incident in which his mother alleged that he grasped her by the neck and hit her in the temple. He was also previously convicted as a sex offender. In total, he had already been "convicted twice for assault, four times for domestic violence, and twice for violating terms for his probation."pect in three homicide cases.


Brice Rhodes is a suspect in three homicide cases of 2020.

Who is Brice Rhodes?

Brice Rhodes is suspected of shooting and murdering Christopher Jones in May 2016. Later the same month was charged with the murder of 14-year-old Larry Ordway and 16-year-old Maurice “Reece” Gordon.

Additionally, he is well-known for his boisterous demeanor in the courtroom. During one of his hearings, he accused the presiding judge of his case of having a sexual affair with the prosecuting attorney and implied that the judge was a hidden Ku Klux Klan member.

He also fired a lot of his lawyers and mostly looked after his case by himself.

At the time, Rhodes was serving probation for domestic assault for two incidents that occured in 2013 and 2014. Later, he was again charged for another 2014 incident in which his mother alleged that he grasped her by the neck and hit her in the temple. He was also previously convicted as a sex offender. In total, he had already been "convicted twice for assault, four times for domestic violence, and twice for violating terms for his probation." according to TrueCrimeGarage.

Murder Charges

Rhodes was charged with fatally shooting Christopher Jones in May 2016. He was also charged for the death of the teen brothers, Larry Ordway, 14, and 16-year-old Maurice Gordon, the same month. According to the police, Rhodes stabbed the teens and later burned their bodies. 

Marie Wren, the teen’s mother, stated to WAVE 3 News in 2016 that she knew Rhodes and was aware that her children were hanging out with him. She claimed Rhodes was looking to persuade her children to perform his criminal planning on Jones, but they were slain when the teens learned about his plans. Furthermore, the mother also stated that her sons had witnessed Christopher Jones’ murder and were killed next. 

Wren’s statements

The teen brothers who were brutally killed had a picture of them holding a gun in their social media profiles. However, the teen’s mother, Wren, claimed that the picture was merely a cover for other thugs who had previously tried to jump on them. Furthermore, she told WAVE 3 News that she wanted her late sons to be known for their laughter and good grades and not gang alliances because of those mere pictures. Wren also told Wave 3 that her sons were good students and didn’t associate with the gangs. Previously, she had told WDRB that her sons were aspiring to be members of the “blood gang.”

The teen’s grandmother also denied that her grandsons were part of any gangs and claimed that they were posing with the duplicate weapons they got as gifts from her.  

“Everybody wants to be tough and a gangster these days when they’re teenagers, everybody wants to show what weapon they got, that’s just what it is,” she told the news portal, WAVE 3, in 2016.

She also put forth a warning to other parents through the news portal. “Before you start judging somebody, take a look at your kids’ drawers, and their internet, and I bet you’ll be surprised.”

Conviction

Anjuan Carter, a teenage co-defendant in the triple murder case, eventually gave Louisville Metro Police a detailed description of the killings in 2016 in exchange for a plea deal. In his plea deal, Carter said that Rhodes shot Jones after he mistook the latter for an individual who had a price on his head. He also claimed that Rhodes killed the teen brothers because they saw Rhodes shooting Jones.

20-year-old Tieren Coleman also took a plea deal and pleaded guilty to complicity to murder in the case of the 2016 murders of the teen brothers.

Intemperate demeanors

Rhodes eventually brought more media coverage to the case after he had a series of courtroom outbursts and other intemperate demeanors. 

In a court hearing in 2016, Rhodes had spit on and threatened one of his attorneys. But the lawyer didn’t file charges, equating Rhodes’ actions to that of a “temper tantrum by a brat.” He was also accused of assaulting a Louisville Metro Corrections prisoner and a nurse at the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections. 

Later, a spit mask was placed over Rhodes,’ and he was wheeled into court for a hearing in 2019. That hearing added to his guilty charges as he threatened the presiding judge and her family with killing.

In addition, in January 2017, Rhodes was charged with attempting to flee the jail after authorities discovered a hole he had dug in his cell.

Courtroom outburst on denial of a motion

Rhodes tried to file a motion on his own behalf and claimed that the police fabricated blood evidence presented in his case. “It’s sad that they have to try to cheat just to beat me,” Rhodes said in Jefferson Circuit Court as reported by WAVE 3 in 2020. Upon denying his motion, Rhodes accused the then presiding Judge, Charles Cunningham Jr., of favoritism and accused him of racism.

“Are you a secret Ku Klux Klan Member?” Rhodes made a statement against Cunningham. “I don’t know if y’all got some type of sexual relationship going on or what y’all got going on, but I’m definitely going to speak my mind,” Rhodes added, insinuating on the judge’s affair with the prosecuting attorney.

Making a reply, Judge Cunningham then replied that he was not a racist and denied the accusation of sexual interaction. He further stated that Rhodes was wrong about everything in his request and should give his lawyers time to manage his argument. 

(Update Note: Rhodes’ last trial was set on 26 February 2021. There has not been an update on the case. In June 2021, the TrueCrimeGarage podcast covered the case.)

Did You Know?

In an interview with the police, Rhodes' mother said her son had “mental issues" and had not been on his medication at the time. She said that she was out of town and didn't know about the murders. The police later presented evidence, including blood samples, to the court, after searching the apartment Brice shared with his mother Shawna. The police alleged that Brice dumped the teens' body in a nearby abandoned apartment and "returned to his residence and assisted in the cleaning of the scene in order to conceal the crime." 

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