Back in January we covered the story of a Lowell, Massachusetts teen who was stabbed while attempting to sell a pair of Adidas Yeezys. The suspected perpetrator of the assault, 19-year-old Dequan Hagen of Tyngsboro, was seen on home surveillance video carrying a knife, turned himself in to Tyngsboro police the following day.
In Lowell District Court, Judge Michael Brooks ordered that Hagen be held without bail for 120 days ending May 9, 2019.
“I do find that, based upon the clear and convincing evidence, there are no conditions of release that would ensure the safety of the complaining witness or the community,” – Judge Michael Brooks
Middlesex Assistant District Attorney Jacqueline said this of the conversation she had with the 17-year-old victim’s mother:
He has 32 staples in his stomach,” she said. “The stabbing punctured his stomach lining. He’s unable to go to school. He’s unable to drive. He’s unable to stretch his stomach for the time being. The doctors don’t know when he’ll be able to resume doing those things.
Hagen’s attorney Melanie Regis tried to argue that her client opting to turn himself in, rather than running showed maturity on his part but this proved to be futile.
Hagen is looking at charges of robbery, home invasion, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and malicious destruction of property over $1,200 in connection with the January 3 incident.