An Alice man is headed to a Texas prison to serve two years for assault on a police officer.

On Tuesday, 34-year-old Joey Alaniz took a plea deal.

According to a police report, several officers responded to an assault call where Alaniz had assaulted his than girlfriend. As officers attempted to detain and transport Alaniz he struck one of the officers in the lower right leg, the thighs and in the officer's chest.

Alaniz has an extensive records with at least 36 arrests that include assaults. Alaniz is also a registered sex offender from an incident in 2003.

Alaniz was taken to the Jim Wells County jail where he will remain until transported to a prison officials.