Mom of missing toddler accused of filing false police report

  • 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 8:52 AM

BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. -- The teen mother of a 15-month-old Tennessee girl who is the subject of an Amber Alert is now accused of filing a false police report.

Megan Boswell, who has said the toddler's grandmother took the little girl to Mendota, Virginia, is being held at the Sullivan County jail on a false report charge, according to the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office. Her bond was set at $25,000.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

The 18-year-old is accused of providing detectives and and agents with a number of conflicting statements during the investigation, The Bristol Herald Courier reported Tuesday night. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says there are so many unanswered questions, it decided to post a video addressing what they don't know.

Boswell told WJHL-TV on Monday that her mother took Evelyn Mae Boswell to a campground. Authorities later searched the area and didn't find the girl, the sheriff's office told the station late Monday.

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. Before she was returned to Tennessee, Boswell told the judge she wanted to return home and resolve the situation with her granddaughter, news outlets reported.

Boswell was returned to the Sullivan County jail on Monday evening and arraigned on 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.

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The TBI said McCloud and Boswell are 'œbelieved to have information' regarding the whereabouts of the girl, who was reported missing Feb. 18.

The agency also said the girl might not have been since Dec. 26, but they're not sure about that date because the mother and grandmother have given conflicting accounts about her disappearance.

The 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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