"I apologize to the court and to the Loncki family," Atwell said in court.
"I know better. I should not have been on that property."
Assistant Prosecutor Jennifer Meadows objected to a request that Atwell be sentenced immediately.
She told the judge she wanted the family to have an opportunity to make a victim impact statement.
Meadows said the homeowner was hospitalized at the time of the burglaries.
Three other people have been charged in connection with the crimes.
They are Alesha Lovejoy Goodwin, 27, of St. Albans; Billy Emerson Woods Jr., 44; and Paulette Marie Dickey, 52.
In exchange for his guilty plea, Atwell has agreed to testify against the others involved.
Contact writer Cheryl Caswell at cher...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4832.
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