UPDATE | Missing Knox Co. Assistant DA's son found

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Knox County Sheriff's Department confirms Knox County Assistant District Attorney Kevin Allen's teenage son has been found.

Seventeen-year-old Andy Allen reportedly got into a fight with his dad after Boomsday when he left on foot.

According to family friends, the teen called his mother this morning to let her know where he was.



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Knox County Assistant District Attorney Kevin Allen's teenage son has been reported missing.

Seventeen-year-old Andy Allen reportedly got into a fight with his dad after Boomsday, left on foot and hasn't been seen since.

Search Organizer Betsy Coleman says, "We're going into neighborhoods; we're canvassing the woods."

Andy Allen was reported last seen wearing this gray and white striped shirt.

Deni Sobek, who also helped in the search says, "We hope he's in the area, hiding somewhere and just an angry teenager who's going to show up."

The Oak Ridge High School senior went to his dad's house in Kincer Farms after Boomsday and neighbors say they got into an argument.

Sobek says, "He was so angry when he left. He was by himself and he was on foot. He hasn't made contact with anybody."

Allen's cell phone last pinged a tower near Northshore Elementary school 2:30 Sunday morning. That's where Andy's father and nearly 60 people focused their search Monday morning.

Sobek says of the family, "They're a mess. As you can imagine, they're heartbroken and scared."

According to neighbors, Allen has never run away before.

Coleman says, "We hope he'll be coming home soon. We need to get together and search so we can rule areas out."

The volunteers say they're going to continue the search until they know he's not in the area.

The family filed a police report Sunday. If you have any information on where Allen may be, you're asked to call police.


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