Missing toddler's mother and grandmother are in same jail

  • FILE - This undated photo released by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation shows Evelyn Mae Boswell. Megan Boswell, the mother of the 15-month-old Tennessee girl who is the subject of an Amber Alert, has been arrested for filing a false police report, the Bristol Herald Courier reported Tuesday night, Feb. 25, 2020. The TBI said in a news release that the child's grandmother, Angela Boswell, and her boyfriend, William McCloud are "believed to have information" regarding the whereabouts of the girl, who was reported missing Feb. 18, but might not have been seen since December. (Tennessee Bureau of Investigation via AP, File)

    FILE - This undated photo released by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation shows Evelyn Mae Boswell. Megan Boswell, the mother of the 15-month-old Tennessee girl who is the subject of an Amber Alert, has been arrested for filing a false police report, the Bristol Herald Courier reported Tuesday night, Feb. 25, 2020. The TBI said in a news release that the child's grandmother, Angela Boswell, and her boyfriend, William McCloud are "believed to have information" regarding the whereabouts of the girl, who was reported missing Feb. 18, but might not have been seen since December. (Tennessee Bureau of Investigation via AP, File) Associated Press

  • In this Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, photo, Angela Boswell appears in Wilkes County District Court in Wilkesboro, N.C. Boswell is the grandmother of Evelyn Mae Boswell, a 15-month-old Tennessee girl who is the subject of an Amber Alert. The child's grandmother, Angela Boswell, and her boyfriend, William McCloud, were arrested last week in North Carolina on fugitive warrants unrelated to the toddler's disappearance, Wilkes County Sheriff's Lt. Logan Kerr said.  (Brianna Paciorka/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)

    In this Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, photo, Angela Boswell appears in Wilkes County District Court in Wilkesboro, N.C. Boswell is the grandmother of Evelyn Mae Boswell, a 15-month-old Tennessee girl who is the subject of an Amber Alert. The child's grandmother, Angela Boswell, and her boyfriend, William McCloud, were arrested last week in North Carolina on fugitive warrants unrelated to the toddler's disappearance, Wilkes County Sheriff's Lt. Logan Kerr said. (Brianna Paciorka/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP) Associated Press

  • In this Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, photo, William McCloud appears in Wilkes County District Court in Wilkesboro, N.C. McCloud and his girlfriend Angela Boswell, the grandmother of Evelyn Mae Boswell, a 15-month-old Tennessee girl who is the subject of an Amber Alert, were arrested last week in North Carolina on fugitive warrants unrelated to the toddler's disappearance, Wilkes County Sheriff's Lt. Logan Kerr said.(Brianna Paciorka/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)

    In this Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, photo, William McCloud appears in Wilkes County District Court in Wilkesboro, N.C. McCloud and his girlfriend Angela Boswell, the grandmother of Evelyn Mae Boswell, a 15-month-old Tennessee girl who is the subject of an Amber Alert, were arrested last week in North Carolina on fugitive warrants unrelated to the toddler's disappearance, Wilkes County Sheriff's Lt. Logan Kerr said.(Brianna Paciorka/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP) Associated Press

  • In this Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, photo, Angela Boswell appears in Wilkes County District Court in Wilkesboro, N.C. Boswell is the grandmother of Evelyn Mae Boswell, a 15-month-old Tennessee girl who is the subject of an Amber Alert. The child's grandmother, Angela Boswell, and her boyfriend, William McCloud, were arrested last week in North Carolina on fugitive warrants unrelated to the toddler's disappearance, Wilkes County Sheriff's Lt. Logan Kerr said.  (Brianna Paciorka/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)

    In this Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, photo, Angela Boswell appears in Wilkes County District Court in Wilkesboro, N.C. Boswell is the grandmother of Evelyn Mae Boswell, a 15-month-old Tennessee girl who is the subject of an Amber Alert. The child's grandmother, Angela Boswell, and her boyfriend, William McCloud, were arrested last week in North Carolina on fugitive warrants unrelated to the toddler's disappearance, Wilkes County Sheriff's Lt. Logan Kerr said. (Brianna Paciorka/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP) Associated Press

  • A candlelight vigil was held by a local mother's group for missing toddler Evelyn Mae Boswell on Saturday night, Feb. 22, 2020 in Cumberland Square Park in Bristol, Virginia. Evelyn Mae Boswell has been missing since December, but she was only recently reported promting an Amber Alert to be issued. (David Crigger/Bristol Herald Courier via AP)

    A candlelight vigil was held by a local mother's group for missing toddler Evelyn Mae Boswell on Saturday night, Feb. 22, 2020 in Cumberland Square Park in Bristol, Virginia. Evelyn Mae Boswell has been missing since December, but she was only recently reported promting an Amber Alert to be issued. (David Crigger/Bristol Herald Courier via AP) Associated Press

  • A candlelight vigil is held by a local mother's group for missing toddler Evelyn Mae Boswell on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 in Cumberland Square Park in Bristol, Virginia. Evelyn Mae Boswell has been missing since December, but she was only recently reported, prompting an Amber Alert to be issued. (David Crigger/Bristol Herald Courier via AP)

    A candlelight vigil is held by a local mother's group for missing toddler Evelyn Mae Boswell on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 in Cumberland Square Park in Bristol, Virginia. Evelyn Mae Boswell has been missing since December, but she was only recently reported, prompting an Amber Alert to be issued. (David Crigger/Bristol Herald Courier via AP) Associated Press

  • This February 2020 booking photo from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation shows Megan Boswell. The teen mother of a 15-month-old Tennessee girl, who is the subject of an Amber Alert, is being held on a false report charge, according to the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.  (Tennessee Bureau of Investigation via AP)

    This February 2020 booking photo from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation shows Megan Boswell. The teen mother of a 15-month-old Tennessee girl, who is the subject of an Amber Alert, is being held on a false report charge, according to the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office. (Tennessee Bureau of Investigation via AP) Associated Press

 
 
Updated 2/26/2020 2:43 PM

BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. -- The mother and grandmother of a missing 15-month-old girl are now in the same Tennessee jail after giving conflicting accounts about the toddler's disappearance.

Frustrated by the women's multiple versions of what happened to Evelyn Mae Boswell, authorities said that they charged the girl's 18-year-old mother, Megan Boswell, with filing a false report because her inaccurate and conflicting statements have delayed and impeded the investigation.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Megan Boswell is in the Sullivan County Jail. Her mother, Angela Boswell, is being held there as well, on charges of theft and violating probation in an earlier case.

Sullivan County Sheriff Jeff Cassidy also confirmed in a news conference Wednesday that authorities are searching an area in Wilkes County, North Carolina in connection with the case.

'We remain committed and continue to do everything possible to find out what happened to Evelyn,' Cassidy said. 'Our main concern right now is finding Evelyn.'

An Amber Alert was issued for the girl after she was reported missing Feb. 18. That was least seven weeks after what's believed to be the last time she was seen.

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Court documents from Megan Boswell's arraignment Wednesday accuse her of initially telling state investigators that Evelyn Mae was with the child's father, Ethan Perry. But he's serving with the U.S. Army at Fort Polk, Louisiana, and did not have the girl, WJHL-TV reported.

Megan Boswell later said her mother took her daughter to a campground in Mendota, Virginia. Authorities then searched multiple campgrounds in that area and found no sign of the girl, WJHL-TV reported.

Angela Boswell and her boyfriend, William McCloud, were arrested last week in North Carolina on fugitive warrants unrelated to the toddler's disappearance. Before she was returned to Tennessee, Boswell told the judge she wanted to go home and resolve the situation with her granddaughter, news outlets reported.

Boswell was returned to the Sullivan County jail on Monday evening and arraigned Tuesday on a theft charge, news outlets reported. The judge set her bond at $5,000 in the case, but Sullivan County Sheriff's Capt. Andy Seabolt said she will remain incarcerated because a bondsman revoked her bond in another, unrelated case.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Megan Boswell was jailed Tuesday night, and her bond was set at $25,000, the sheriff's office said.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, meanwhile, said there are so many unanswered questions that it decided to post a video addressing what they don't know.

The TBI said McCloud and Boswell are 'believed to have information' regarding the girl's whereabouts. The agency also said that while the Amber Alert said Evelyn Mae was last seen Dec. 26, they can't be sure of the date because of the mother and grandmother's conflicting accounts.

The Bristol Herald Courier reported that the Amber Alert was issued after the sheriff's office received a Tennessee Department of Children's Services referral saying family members hadn't seen the baby in about two months. The baby's great-grandfather, David Jones, told the newspaper that he hadn't seen the baby since about a week before Thanksgiving.

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