Lionel R. Jewett, 21, of Fort Yates, N.D., pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on Aug. 20 on two counts of burglary, a count of assault with intent to commit murder, and two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon.
On March 30, 2011, Jewett and a co-defendant broke into a garage owned by the Catholic church in Fort Yates and took a vehicle, tools and some money.
Jewett also admitted to his involvement with a burglary at the church on October 15, 2011, in which tools were stolen.
In a separate incident on January 16, 2012, Jewett attacked two women in the Fort Yates area. Jewett assaulted the first woman by using a garden hoe and a fence post pounder.
Jewett also kicked the first woman and a second woman while wearing shoes.
Sentencing for Jewett has been scheduled for Dec. 10.