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Baby Evelyn's mom charged with filing a false report as search for the child continues

Jeff Bobo • Feb 25, 2020 at 10:15 PM

The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office reported late Tuesday evening that charges have now been placed against the mother of 15-month-old Evelyn Mae Boswell, who was reported missing last week and is the subject of a statewide AMBER Alert.

Last Tuesday, authorities became aware of Evelyn’s disappearance, although the child may have been missing as far back as mid-December.

The SCSO stated in a press release on Tuesday that throughout the investigation Evelyn’s mother, Megan ‘Maggie’ Boswell, 18, provided SCSO detectives and TBI agents with a number of conflicting statements.

The SCSO stated Tuesday that further investigation revealed that some of the information provided by Megan Boswell was false.

On Tuesday night, the SCSO charged Megan Boswell with one count of felony filing a false report, and she was being held in the Sullivan County Jail on $25,000 bond.

On the afternoon of Tuesday, Feb. 18, the SCSO received a State of Tennessee Department of Children’s Services referral in reference to Evelyn Mae Boswell, who had not been seen by family members in approximately two months.

Angela Boswell (Evelyn’s grandmother) and William McCloud were arrested Saturday in North Carolina after they were identified as “persons of interest” wanted for questioning in Evelyn’s disappearance. Both are charged with theft over $2,500 pertaining to an alleged stolen 2007 BMW they used to leave the state.

On Monday, McCloud and Angela Boswell appeared in court in North Carolina and waived extradition back to Sullivan County to answer the theft charge.

No new details have been released about the ongoing investigation into Evelyn’s disappearance, in which the TBI and Federal Bureau of Investigation are assisting the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities continue to urge the public to share photos of Evelyn online, saying that is the best way to help at this time.

A reward fund, initially launched by Sullivan County Sheriff Jeff Cassidy with $1,000 of his own money, has grown to approximately $59,000 for information leading to Evelyn’s safe return.

Anyone with information about the missing toddler is encouraged to call 1-800-TBI-FIND.

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