Home invasion plea nets Mansfield man 12 years

MANSFIELD, La. - A DeSoto Parish man admitted that he broke into the home of his estranged wife and beat her with a baseball bat.

On Thursday Ronald Ray Chism, 48, of Mansfield, pleaded guilty to home invasion and received an agreed-upon sentence of 12 years at hard labor.

Chism had previously moved out of the house he shared with wife and moved in with his parents in Mansfield.

On Sept. 17, 2016, he burst into his wife's home and struck her in the face with a baseball bat. She suffered broken facial bones and continues to have vision problems.

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