Murderer of Catoosa County, GA Mother is Arrested in Tennessee



UPDATE:  In a Tuesday morning news conference, Catoosa County Sheriff Gary Sisk explained the events surrounding last week’s fatal shooting of 30-year-old Natalia Roberts in the Ringgold home at 227 SmokeTree Circle.

Sisk said the accused shooter, Catherine J. Goins, 37, of Hixson, lured mother Roberts to the home under the pretense of giving her some baby clothes for her newborn child.

Gions shot Roberts in the back of the head with a .380 handgun as they walked down a flight of stairs at the home, and then kidnapped her 2 young children.

Before she fled the home, Goins attempted to clean the scene and called the homeowner, Tony Richards, to tell him she had shot someone in his home.
Natalia Brianne Roberts
Sisk said Goins wanted to claim Roberts’ three-week old baby as her own. He said she had been pretending she was pregnant, and her then-boyfriend broke up with her when he discovered she was not pregnant.

After the shooting, Goins took both of Roberts children, 3 years old and 3 weeks old, put them into her vehicle and fled.

Goins is charged with malice murder, felony murder, tampering with evidence, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Goins was arrested Tuesday night in Marion County by the U.S. Marshals and Marion County Sherifff’s Office.

She is awaiting extradition to Georgia.