LOWELL -- Five men from Dracut, Lowell and Tyngsboro pleaded not guilty to charges in connection with a Saturday night home invasion on Greenmont Avenue in Dracut in which one man was stabbed and another man was beaten with a baseball bat.
In Lowell District Court Tuesday, Kyle Geoffroy, 20, of 209 Nashua Road, Dracut; Michael Paris, 20, of 126 Willowdale Road, Tyngsboro; John Finnegan, 25, of 209 Nashua Road, Dracut; Timothy Matthews, 22, of 313 Hildreth St., Lowell; and Paul Plouffe, 28, of 113 Mascuppic Trail, Tyngsboro, are charged with home invasion and armed assault in a dwelling.
Plouffe had his bail revoked on pending cases and $5,000 cash bail set on the home-invasion case. Plouffe was arraigned in Lowell District Court last week on charges he gave an alleged drug dealer Percocet pills to pay off a debt.
He was free on $200 cash bail in connection with that case when the home invasion occurred.
Paris was ordered held on $1,000 cash bail, Matthews at $2,000 cash bail, and Finnegan at $750 cash bail.
Dracut police were called to a Greenmont Ave. home Saturday about 10 p.m. for several 911 calls. Police say a group of armed men broke into the home through a rear door and attacked a 51-year-old man and a 21-year-old man who live in the home. A 51-year-old woman who lives in the home hid in her bedroom during the attack.
The 21-year-old was stabbed five times, according to Chartrand, and