Man enters plea for GR shooting, robbery, chase

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The man who shot his girlfriend, stole a car and led police on chase has agreed to a plea deal.

Theodore Little, 35, pleaded guilty as charged on Wednesday to kidnapping, armed robbery, unlawful imprisonment, second-degree criminal sexual conduct, assault with intent to murder, fleeing and eluding and carrying a concealed weapon charges. Felony firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon charges were dismissed in exchange for his plea.

His sentencing hearing in 17th Circuit Court in Grand Rapids is scheduled for July 12.

Little shot his girlfriend, 27-year-old Daphanie Joiner, in the neck on April 28 when she was trying to evict him from their Grand Rapids apartment.

Little was arrested later that evening near John Ball Park after leading police on a chase through Grand Rapids. The chase started after police say Little stole a car and cash from a female employee at Specialized Staffing Solutions in Kentwood where he had previously worked.

According to court documents, Little forced two employees at Specialized Staffing Solutions into two separate rooms at gunpoint. He forced one employee to disrobe. He then went to another room with a different employee where he kissed on her neck and fondled her breast and thigh.

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