LOWELL -- A Dracut man was given five years probation for his part in a 2012 brutal home invasion in which one person was stabbed and the other was beaten with a baseball bat.
In Lowell District Court Tuesday, Kyle Geoffroy, 21, pleaded guilty to assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in connection with a 2012 Dracut home invasion.
Judge Thomas Brennan agreed to sentence Geoffroy, who cooperated with police, to five years probation with conditions that he stay away from and have no contact with the victims and co-defendants. He must also perform 100 hours of community service.
As part of the plea, prosecutor Gina Kwon agreed to drop the most serious charge of home invasion.
Geoffroy is one of five men facing charges in the Oct. 20, 2012, assault on a father and son at 173 Greenmont Ave., Dracut.
Police say the victims told officers that a group of armed men broke through a rear door about 10 p.m. and attacked the father, 51, with a baseball bat and stabbed his son, 21, five times. A woman, 51, who lives in the home, hid in her bedroom during the attack.
Both men were treated and released from Lowell General Hospital, police said.
Police learned the residents knew the attackers, and one of the alleged attackers was pulled over and arrested a short distance from the scene.
The attack was planned as revenge for an earlier "physical encounter" between the 21-year-old victim and one of the suspects, according to police. Both incidents appear to have been drug-related disputes, police said.
At the time, the following suspects were arrested with Geoffroy, Dylan Cummings, 23, of Tyngsboro; 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.
As the investigation progressed, police spoke to Cummings' mother and his now ex-girlfriend. The mother allegedly told police Cummings had borrowed a black shirt to wear that evening, prosecutors said.
The ex-girlfriend allegedly told police Cummings had come to her house and told her about the home invasion and that he had stabbed a man five times. Police later recovered a bat and the black shirt Cummings allegedly wore from the ex-girlfriend's home.
Last month, Cummings was sentenced to five years in state prison after pleading guilty to charges of home invasion, armed assault in a dwelling (two counts), assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (two counts) and malicious destruction of property.
After he is released from prison, Cummings will be on probation for three years with conditions that he is to stay away from the victims and co-defendants, abstain from drugs and alcohol, and undergo substance-abuse evaluation and treatment.
A charge of conspiracy was dropped by prosecutors.
The cases against the other co-defendants are pending.
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