A man with a history of violence is back in custody for allegedly committing a robbery at gunpoint.
Smitty Ralph Bent was arrested early morning Saturday, Prince George RCMP said, after police were called a report of an armed robbery near Ospika Boulevard and 15 Avenue.
Police flooded the neighbourhood and soon located a suspect matching the description provided by the alleged victim.
The man tried to flee police, ditching a bike he had been riding in the process and hopping a fence. But RCMP caught up to him and say a loaded gun was found on Bent when he was arrested.
Bent had been at large on a Canada-wide warrant after violating his parole conditions.
In March 2019, Bent was sentenced to five years in prison for shooting a man who confronted him and a fellow culprit caught sneaking onto a neighbour's property.
As of Wednesday, Bent remained in custody on seven charges, including armed robbery with a firearm.
Police remain on the lookout for an alleged accomplice.