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New Hampshire Teen Held Without Bail for Sneaker-Related Stabbing

Tyngsborough Home Invasion Suspect Dequan Hagen

A New Hampshire teenager is being held without bail following a dangerousness hearing for allegedly stabbing another teen over the sale of expensive sneakers, the Middlesex District Attorney's office announced Friday.

Dequan Hagen, 19, from Nashua, New Hampshire, is being held in connection with an alleged stabbing that occurred on Jan. 3, in Tyngsborough, Massachusetts. He is charged with armed robbery, home invasion, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a dangerous weapon and malicious destruction of property over $1,200.

Tyngsborough Police say they responded to a report of a stabbing that had taken place on Frost Road around 8:15 p.m. Authorities later learned that the victim, a 17-year-old boy, had arranged to meet Hagen that night to sell him a pair of Adidas Yeezy sneakers.

Upon arrival, the victim asked Hagen to meet him in the garage. Police say that home security footage at the scene shows Hagen pulling out the knife before entering the garage. Hagen then stabbed the victim and fled the scene with the sneakers.

According to the District Attorney's office, the victim was then taken to a hospital and was subsequently discharged.

Hagen turned himself into the Tyngsborough police the following day after a warrant was put out for his arrest in connection to the stabbing. He was arraigned in Lowell District Court on Monday.

Hagen is due back in court Feb. 11.

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