Amber Alert on 2-month old infant "OFF", child turned over to TBI

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In nearby Gallatin, the two-month old victim to an AMBER ALERT is safe after being turned over to U.S. Marshals and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation by the suspect. 

An AMBER Alert was issued for Eric Goolsby who was taken by 38-year-old Eric Owens, of Antioch, Tennessee. On November 13, 2012, the Gallatin Police Department was contacted by the victim’s current guardian for assistance in finding the child. The custodian reported that the child’s non-custodial mother, 24-year-old Chasity Goolsby, of Hendersonville, came to her residence and spoke to Owens by phone.

Owens, who believes he is the baby’s father, showed up at the residence and took the infant without the custodian’s permission or knowledge and left the area.


After a preliminary investigation, the Gallatin Police Department requested TBI assistance and an AMBER Alert was issued. Owens had warrants issued for his arrest for especially aggravated kidnapping and custodial interference. He was booked into the Sumner County Jail this morning after the infant was recovered.

The baby’s mother, Chasity Goolsby, lost custody of the child through Sumner County Juvenile Court on November 9, 2012, is also wanted for especially aggravated kidnapping and custodial interference for this incident. She is also wanted out of Davidson County for prostitution, theft of property and possession or casual exchange of a controlled substance in Davidson. She remains at large. 


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