Polk County Jail administrator resigns

There has been a change in leadership at the Polk County Jail.

Sheriff Johnny Moats said Jail Administrator Col. Jerry Shellhouse has resigned for personal reasons.

Shellhouse tendered his resignation on Monday.

Another sheriff’s deputy has also resigned, said Moats.

Al Sharp with the Cedartown Police Department has been tapped to run the jail.

Sharp will assume his new position in the next couple of weeks.

The job title will be changed to “Chief Jailer” due to Sharp’s experience, according to Sheriff Moats.