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Prince George Mounties nab fugitive wanted Canada wide

Smitty Ralph Bent failed to show up at his designated home by curfew
Smitty Ralph Brent, a federal fugitive, was caught by Prince George RCMP on Oct. 27. (via RCMP)

A man who was wanted Canada wide for being unlawfully at large has been arrested by Mounties in Prince George. 

Cpl. Craig Douglass says just after midnight on Tuesday (Oct. 27) two officers in a marked police car were caused to suddenly brake when two people walked in front of the vehicle. 

The officers tried to stop a man and woman.

The man ran from police and was chased through yards and fences before he was captured, but resisted arrest and struggled to get free. 

He was arrested for obstruction and when a search of the man ensued, a prohibited magazine was found and loaded with 28 bullets. 

Police identified the man was 22-year-old Smitty Ralph Brent, who is a federal fugitive, and wanted Canada wide for being unlawfully at large since Oct. 2

A warrant was issued when he failed to comply with conditions of release when he missed curfew at his designated residence in Prince George. 

Brent was returned to federal custody. 

Douglass says investigators will be forwarding police reports that recommend new charges to the BC Prosecution Service. 

The 22-year-old woman that was arrested at the scene was released on documents to appear in court at a later date as charges are also being recommended against her. 

In addition, both were issued provincial violation tickets for Failing to Yield to a vehicle under the BC Motor Vehicle Act.