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 https://gbi.georgia.gov/submit-tips-online, 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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