GBI arrests Former Bartow County Sheriff’s Office Employee

October 12th, 2022 – 4:30 PM

Georgia Bureau of Investigation –

The GBI has arrested and charged Gregory Jarrod Allen, 41, of Cartersville, Bartow, Georgia, with Sexual Assault by a Person w/Supervisory/Disciplinary Authority and Violation of Oath. On September 20, 2022, the Bartow County Sherriff’s Office asked the GBI to investigate allegations in reference to a jail employee having a sexual relationship with an inmate.

Preliminary information indicates that while Gregory Allen was employed with the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office that Allen had a sexual relationship with an inmate being a person under Allen’s supervision.  Allen was booked at the Bartow County Jail.  

This investigation is active and ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the GBI Region 1/Calhoun Field Office at 706-624-1424.  Anonymous tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS (8477), online at, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.

Once the investigation is complete, the case file will be given to Bartow County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.

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