BOISE -- A Boise man accused of assaulting two women in the Boise Towne Square Mall parking lot last spring has pleaded guilty to four felony charges.
Gregory Macho was charged with aggravated battery, kidnapping, battery with intent to commit a serious felony and destruction of evidence. Prosecutors dropped the kidnapping charge.
He was arrested on June 5 and charged with the May 14 attacks.
In court Wednesday, Macho says he doesn't remember much of the incidents because he had been drinking and took a handful of painkillers.
"Honestly, I don't recall a whole lot about those incidents on that date. I can remember what I was doing until about 8:00 [or] 8:15," Macho said.
When the judge asked what he was doing, Macho said, "I was with my brother at his house and we were drinking, watching YouTube videos."
However, he did admit to forcing his way into a car, covering a woman's mouth, and touching her inappropriately. The victim was not known to Macho.
A second woman heard the woman's cries for help and came to assist, but was run over by Macho in his green pickup truck. He also admits that he tried to alter the truck's appearance to try to avoid capture.
Macho was arrested after police released a sketch of the suspect and tips from the public helped identify him.
He pleaded guilty to four felonies, aggravated assault, aggravated battery with a sentencing enhancement for use of a deadly weapon (the truck), and also destruction of evidence for altering the truck.
"I believe I have committed those felonies, those crimes," Macho told the judge.
Gregory's wife, Jessica, and his brother Richard are charged with destruction of evidence for helping him alter the appearance of his pickup after the attack. They have pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Macho will have a psychological evaluation before his sentencing in December.
The maximum combined sentence for those crimes is 40 years. However, the judge said the prosecution would recommend the sentences be served at the same time, which means Macho would likely serve a maximum of 15 years. But, we'll learn more about all that during the sentencing on December 20.