Mother of missing 15-month-old Evelyn Mae Boswell arrested for false reporting

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. (WMC/Gray News) - The mother of the 15-month-old infant that is the face of Tennessee Amber Alert has been arrested and charged with false reporting by the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office.

Evelyn Boswell of Tennessee, 15 months old, was reportedly last seen Dec. 26 but not reported missing until Feb. 18. (Source: TBI)

Megan Boswell, mother of Evelyn Mae Boswell was arrested Tuesday night as investigators with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation work to figure out where the infant could be.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released home videos Monday of a Tennessee toddler at the center of an Amber Alert.

Evelyn Boswell, 15 months old, was reportedly last seen Dec. 26 but not reported missing until Feb. 18. TBI says Boswell’s mother and others connected to the case have given conflicting information on when the toddler was last seen.

On Saturday, Boswell’s grandmother was one of two people arrested in North Carolina in connection with the Amber Alert. Authorities say Angela Boswell and William McCloud were found driving a BMW previously reported stolen in Wilkes County, North Carolina.

On Feb. 21, TBI said they were searching for individuals in possession of the BMW because they were believed to have information about Boswell’s disappearance.

The couple appeared in a North Carolina courtroom Monday morning on theft charges, and Angela Boswell said she wanted to return home to help find her granddaughter. McCloud referred to Angela Boswell as his girlfriend and said he did not know about the Amber Alert investigation.

Authorities are expected to extradite the couple to Sullivan County.

A Change.org petition for "Evelyn's Law" addressed to Tennessee State Senate calls on legislators to make waiting too long to report a missing child illegal. The law would make it illegal to wait longer than 24 to 72 hours to report a missing child. The petition is seeking 25,000 signatures.

Boswell is described as 2 feet tall and 28 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes. She was reportedly last seen wearing a pink tracksuit, pink shoes and a pink bow.

The FBI and Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office are also involved in the investigation. Anyone with information on Boswell’s disappearance is asked to call 1-800-TBI-FIND or 911.

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