Cook County Jail photo of Javonte Higgins.
CHICAGO (WZZM) -- It may be weeks before the man accused in the murders of a Kentwood couple earlier this month returns to West Michigan.
Local police and FBI agents arrested Javonte Higgins, 22, in a Chicago suburb on January 18.
Prosecutors say Higgins appeared in court in Chicago Tuesday, but refused to waive his extradition back to Kent County. Kentwood Police say in a press release that Higgins refused to acknowledge the judge.
The Kent County Prosecutor will request a "Governor's warrant" from Lansing which will then be sent to Illinois. Higgins will then be arraigned on that warrant, which Higgins can contest, but if the court agrees, then he would be turned over for extradition to Michigan.
Another hearing date has been set for February 20. Higgins can waive his extradition fight at any time before that if he chooses.
Kentwood Police say Higgins is the prime suspect in the murders of David Bouwman, 81, and his wife Vivian, 80, during a home invasion on January 5.
Higgins has not yet been charged in the Kentwood case, but he is facing home invasion charges out of Wyoming.