Whitfield deputy arrested on Bartow warrants

A Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office deputy was arrested Thursday on child molestation charges on warrants from Bartow County, according to a press release.

Justin M. Litzenberg, 23, of Brothers Lane, Dalton, was arrested at his apartment without incident.

Litzenberg has been an employee of the sheriff’s office for about two-and-a-half years. The warrants served on Litzenberg were taken out by an investigator for the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office. The warrants are for child molestation, false imprisonment, and cruelty to children.

Litzenberg was placed on administrative leave without pay immediately upon his arrest. He has been transported back to Bartow County by the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office. The Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office will initiate an Administrative Investigation of the circumstances surrounding his arrest.

Litzenberg graduated from Georgia Highlands College in 2014 with an associate’s degree in criminal justice.

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