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JOHNSON COUNTY (KWWL) -

The man suspected of abducting his stepdaughter, prompting a weekend AMBER alert,  appeared in Johnson County court for the first time after being arrested.

48-year-old Kenneth johns will remain in jail without bond.

Johns appeared before a judge Tuesday morning on charges of domestic abuse with a weapon and on a parole violation from back in January.

As Judge Deb Minot began explaining Johns' charges, he became fired up and spit on the complaints.

"I'm done speaking to you," said Johns to Judge Minot. "I'm done speaking to you and anyone else in this matter."

The charges Minot read were not related to the AMBER alert, those charges have yet to be file.

The judge explained an assault charge relating to a fight,  in which Johns allegedly bit another inmate's thigh while in the inside the Johnson County Jail, Monday.

Johns implied his actions were in self-defense after the judge set his bond at $7500 cash, on the assault charge.

"This looks like I've  been assaulted," yelled Johns. "Look at my face!"

Johns also questioned Minot when she issued a no contact order and a $10,000 cash only bond on the domestic abuse charge.

"It's not a question of whether this person wishes to have contact with you right now," said Minot. "I'm ordering you not to have contact. Unless
I or another judge in the state of Iowa changes or modifies that order, if you have contact you're subject to violation in the penalties?."

KWWL has questions surrounding the developments of Johns' criminal history, like why the media wasn't notified that authorities were looking for Johns back in mid-February?

Police tell us they were looking for Johns on two outstanding warrants, a parole violation and domestic abuse with a dangerous weapon.

We've called several police agencies and the Johnson county sheriff's office.

Captain Gary Kramer with the sheriff's office wouldn't answer our questions saying "its still an ongoing investigation."

Johns is being held without bond on his parole violation charge.

The Johnson County Attorney has six weeks to file a formal charging document, and that's when Johns' arraignment will be set.

Stay with KWWL with as new developments arise in this case.

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