MT. JULIET, Tenn. (WKRN) – Authorities in Mt. Juliet spent Sunday afternoon searching for a man wanted for assault. 

The Mt. Juliet Police Department released a statement on social media about the search at 1:14 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 20. 

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Police identified the suspect as 38-year-old Cassius Allen of Nashville.

Officers said Allen could be in the Park Glen, Tuscan Gardens, Woodland Place, Willow Creek, and Stone Hollow areas. 

Authorities posted at 1:42 p.m. and again at 2:09 p.m. that Allen had been spotted in the Cedar Creek water behind Tuscan Gardens, Woodland Place, and Willow Creek, adding that he may be shirtless.

Then, at 2:32 p.m., police announced Allen had been taken into custody after he exited the creek behind Lawnview Point.

Officer Jordan Brown and K9 Citron helped with the search for Cassius Allen. (Courtesy: Mt. Juliet Police Department)

“In the heat of the day, through all kinds of conditions, our officers (& K9s) commit themselves to keeping our community safe,” the Mt. Juliet Police Department posted after the arrest. “We are grateful for our staff who dedicate their lives to protect our community. Following the suspect search, a dangerous suspect is in-custody.”

Officers launched the search for Allen after allegedly fled from a domestic assault at the Willow Creek Apartments. No additional information has been released about the incident.

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