WARREN — A 42-year-old Warren man was arrested Aug. 7 on a charge that he stole a Jeep.

The following day, police say he assaulted three corrections officers as they tried to move him from a jail cell he was damaging.

Morgan L. Campbell Jr. was arrested by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office after officers tracked him down on North Pond, after he stole a Jeep from from an Old Augusta Road home, according to police.

The vehicle owner witnessed Campbell getting into the Jeep with a dog, and when the owner spoke to him, Campbell said it was his vehicle and drove off, according to an affidavit filed in court by the Sheriff’s Office.

He was taken to the Knox County Jail.

An affidavit filed by Rockland police, reported how Campbell broke a metal leg on a jail bed and was striking bars when corrections officers entered to move him to a different cell. Once in the other cell, Campbell began fighting the officers. Other corrections officers and Rockland officers arrived, and a person being released from jail also assisted officers.

Three guards were taken to the hospital with injuries.

In the end, Campbell was charged with three counts of felony assault on an officer, criminal mischief, refusing to submit to arrest, burglary of a motor vehicle, unauthorized use of property and criminal trespass.

Justice Jeffrey Hjelm set bail Monday, Aug. 9 at $5,000 cash for Campbell.