The Dalton Police Department arrested Allen Harness on Friday afternoon after receiving a telephone tip from a hotel that he was in the area. Harness was the subject of an Amber Alert issued in Overton County Tennessee earlier on Friday after he kidnapped his step daughter and assaulted her mother. The girl was recovered in Dalton.
At approximately 3:30 on Friday afternoon, 911 dispatchers were notified by a caller at the Motel 6 at 2200 Chattanooga Road that a man driving a vehicle matching the description of the truck mentioned in the Amber Alert was at the hotel. The truck is a 2005 Ford F-350 King Cab truck with “Tennessee Central Concrete” on the side. Officers and investigators from the Dalton Police Department responded and moved into the area of the hotel. After speaking to Harness on the phone, he came out and surrendered peacefully to authorities. Harness is being transported to the Whitfield County Jail to await extradition back to Tennessee.