LIMA – A Lima man pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to burglary, a second-degree felony.

Eric Baumert, 27, faces two years in prison to a maximum of 12 years on conviction, according to a plea deal between his public defender, Kenneth Sturgill, and Allen County Assistant District Attorney Destiny Caldwell. He will lose his right to own or possess a firearm.

Baumert was previously charged with aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony, which also charged him with harming or threatening to harm Marida Oglesby, the victim of the crime. The agreed plea excludes that wording from the sentencing, though Baumert could still be ordered to stay away from Oglesby if he receives community control instead of prison.

According to the indictment, Baumert entered an “occupied structure” where Oglesby was present “by force, concealment or deception” with intent to commit a crime on February 1.

Common Pleas Court Judge Jeffrey Reed ordered the preliminary investigation completed before Baumert’s sentencing at 1 p.m. Nov. 7.