NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has issued a Middle and East Tennessee AMBER Alert on behalf of the Overton County Sheriff’s Department for 12 year-old Cassidy Dailey.

Cassidy is a white female with black hair, green eyes and is 5’0” tall weighing 130 pounds. According to the TBI, Cassidy was taken by her step-father Allen Harness after he assaulted her mother with a knife at approximately 12:30 a.m.

Harness’ phone was traced near Chattanooga shortly before 8 a.m.

Harness is a white male with brown hair, brown eyes and he is 6-foot 1-inch tall, weighing 256 pounds. He was last seen driving a white Chevy utility truck with possible Tennessee license plate of U210544. Harness violated a restraining order that prohibited any contact with Cassidy and he was arrested for child neglect in July 2011.

If you have any information, contact the Overton County Sheriff’s Department at 931-823-5635 or the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.