An inmate at the Lampasas County Jail allegedly attacked two detention officers Friday afternoon while the officers attempted to move him from the jail's recreation area to his cell.

Eric James Morales, 29, was charged with assault on a public servant, a third-degree felony, for the alleged attack.

A sheriff's office news release said Morales "refused to cooperate and threw punches at the assistant jail administrator and the detention sergeant" as they tried to put handcuffs on him.

Morales punched the detention sergeant in the eye before the inmate was tackled, the news release said. Another detention officer and Sheriff Jess Ramos responded, and they helped subdue Morales.

"Morales was placed in restraints and moved to his jail cell without further incident," the news release said.

The detention sergeant went to the emergency room to receive medical treatment and was released with minor injuries.

Morales has been in the county jail since Dec. 1, 2018 on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon causing serious bodily injury to a family member. He was arrested after law enforcement officials alleged he stabbed his brother with a pocket knife at a residence north of Kempner.