DALTON, GA -- The man accused of taking his 12-year-old girl from an Overton County home has been caught in Georgia, law enforcement authorities said Friday afternoon.
Allen Wayne Harness was arrested in Dalton, Ga., and 12-year-old Cassidy Dailey was recovered safely.
Harness allegedly took Dailey, his step-daughter after he attacked Cassidy's mom, Christy Harness, with a knife around 12:30 Friday morning at Christy Harness' June Chapel Road, near Rickman, Tenn.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued an amber alert for Dailey, who has black hair and green eyes. She is 5' tall and weighs 130 pounds.
Harness violated a restraining order that prohibited any contact with Cassidy and he and Christy Harness were arrested for child neglect in July 2011.
Dailey's mom was treated and released from an area hospital, according to Overton County Sheriff's Sgt. Jeremy Carr.
Below is a photo of the stepfather Allen Harness.