A suspect in a theft at an Invermere gift shop allegedly became violent with police.
Columbia Valley RCMP arrested a man Thursday who reportedly stole two chains and four rings valued at about $150.
Police say prior to being arrested, the man chugged his beer and resisted the officers as he was handcuffed.
He was taken to hospital for evaluation, where the man reportedly kicked an officer in the chest.
The suspect was taken into custody to appear in court.