A Leavenworth man has pleaded guilty to stealing from a local auto repair business and attempting to batter one of the employees, according to a prosecution official.

A Leavenworth man has pleaded guilty to stealing from a local auto repair business and attempting to batter one of the employees, according to a prosecution official.

Levi Justice Finkemeier-Haynes, 22, entered the plea Tuesday in Leavenworth County District Court.

He pleaded guilty to one felony count of attempted aggravated battery, two felony counts of making a criminal threat and one misdemeanor count of theft, according to a news release from County Attorney Todd Thompson.

On May 19, Finkemeier-Haynes reportedly took a jump starter from the garage of Butler’s Muffler & Auto Repair, 220 N. Fifth St. But he was stopped by employees of the business.

Finkemeier-Haynes reportedly struck one of the employees in the face, causing a severe laceration in the mouth, according to the news release.

After being taken into custody, Finkemeier-Haynes made threats to one of the employees and a police officer. Sentencing is set for Nov. 30.

Finkemeier-Haynes is facing a possible three-year prison sentence in the case and an additional year of incarceration for a prior case. He already has been sentenced in the earlier case.