The GBI has arrested and charged Gregory Jarrod Allen, 41, of Cartersville, Bartow, Georgia, with Sexual Assault by 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 supervising.  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.