John Buckley Arraigned In Court; Doesn't Speak

Reported by: Aaron Adelson
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Updated: 7/25/2013 6:20 pm

On Wednesday, convicted rapist John Buckley refused to come out of his cell.  Thursday, Buckley appeared in court via a video-conference from jail, but he did not speak.

Instead, he chose to communicate non-verbally. 

He graced the court with his presence, yawning, and looking off to the side.

He plead not guilty to charges of contempt, bail jumping, and tampering with a monitoring device.  When the judge asked Buckley a question, he shook his head to say no, communicating non-verbally.

Last summer, police say Buckley cut off a monitoring device, and went on the run just before a jury convicted him of rape.   

U.S. Marshals tracked the former Army ranger to New York, Georgia, and in May arrested him in Wyoming. 

Buckley fought his extradition to Kentucky.

The Fayette County Sheriff's Office brought him back Tuesday night.

Buckley still needs to be sentenced for his rape conviction.  He will return to court in August.

The Fayette Commonwealth's Attorney had little to say after the arraignment for Buckley's new charges.

"It's really inappropriate for me to talk about anything until all that's over with OK?  Thank you though," said Ray Larson.

About 30-minutes later Buckley appeared before a second judge.  It was an arraignment for a charge of intimidating a witness.  He never spoke. 
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