Hearing set for man charged with home invasion, assault

A probable cause hearing is set for March 11 for a Lowell man charged with home invasion and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. According to police, on Dec. 14, Michael Degree and a codefendant, 20-year-old Siam Thach, allegedly forced a 14-year-old Corbett Street resident into his home at gunpoint. A witness told police that the boy had been shot in the head, grazed by a single bullet. Degree has a lengthy criminal record and was held on $50,000 bail after his arrest. Thach, the alleged shooter, faces charges of assault with intent to murder as well as carrying and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling and unlawful possession of ammunition.