Murder suspect arraigned in Tarwacki double homicide

Keith Lintz, 28, was arraigned in a Cass County courtroom Thursday morning.

He faces two felony murder charges and carrying a firearm to commit a felony.

Lintz was arrested in Niles on Wednesday afternoon at his Grandma's house in connection with the murders of John and Carolyn Tarwacki.

In February 2010, the Tarwackis were found murdered in their home just outside of Niles.

Cass County Prosecutor Victory Fitz denied LIntz's bond. Fitz said that John Tarwacki was brutally killed with ten stab wounds and two gun shot wounds and Carolyn had four stab wounds and two gun shot wounds and was beaten severely on the face.

They were married for three years and known as a popular and fun-loving couple, without any problems or enemies.

According to the 2010 autopsy, the couple died from "violent means involving weapons by a single assailant."

In the more than two years since the murder, police have received hundreds of leads.

Recently, Cass County Prosecutor Victor Fitz turned the investigation over to the state attorney general's office.

With their help, a "person of interest" was identified in January.

No word on if that person was Lintz.

NewsCenter 16 discovered Wednesday Lintz has been arrested at least a dozen times in Michiana - in both Berrien and St. Joseph counties.

Keith Linz's Arrest Record:
-May 2004: Resisting and obstructing, and O.W.I. arrest

-Oct. 2004: Bench warrant arrest for May 2004 O.W.I. charge

-Mar.2005: O.W.I. 2nd offense, and possession of marijuana, and suspended license arrest

-Jul. 2005: Suspended license 2nd offense arrest

-Dec. 2005: Contempt of court arrest related to O.W.I. 2nd offense charge

-Aug. 2006: Disturbing the peace arrest

-Oct. 2006: Resisting and obstructing, and disturbing the peace arrest

-Nov. 2006: Reports to jail for Oct. 2006 resisting and obstructing arrest

-Dec. 2010: O.W.I. 3rd offense, and suspended license 3rd offense arrest

-Aug. 2012: Contempt of court arrest related to O.W.I. 3rd offense charge

-Sep. 2012: Contempt of court arrest related to O.W.I. 3rd offense charge

-October 9, 2012: Last released from prison


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