PLEAS to lower the jail bond for the mother accused of making false statements to detectives over the disappearance of her 15-month-old baby girl, whose body was later found dumped on private property, have been refused.
Megan Boswell’s bail was set at $150,000 and remained that amount following her arraignment on Thursday morning.
Boswell’s attorney Brad Sproles said in court that they had previously petitioned to decrease her bond, WJHL reports, but that was before she was indicted on a total of 11 false report charges.
A grand jury indicted Boswell on 11 counts on May 22 for making false statements to detectives in February amid the search for her daughter.
Boswell, who is 18, had been charged with filing a false police report on February 25 after cops say she gave them inaccurate and conflicting statements and delayed their investigation into Evelyn’s disappearance.
Evelyn was last seen in December, according to police, but wasn’t reported missing until February 18, which was when an Amber Alert was issued in search of her.
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After a 17-day search across three states, police announced they believe to have found Evelyn’s remains.
Her body was eventually found on the property of her grandmother’s ex-boyfriend on March 6 in Tennessee, dumped with toys, diapers and her baby clothing.
Boswell originally told them her daughter Evelyn was with her dad, Ethan Perry — but they soon realized he was stationed with the U.S. Army at Fort Polk in Louisiana and didn’t have Evelyn, cops said.
She later said her mom, Angela Boswell, took Evelyn to a campground in Mendota, Virginia, but cops found no sign of the girl in the area.
Earlier this month, Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office Captain Joey Strickler announced a “person of interest” is currently being investigated during a Wednesday interview with News Channel 11.
THE boyfriend of Evelyn Boswell’s grandmother, where Evelyn’s body was found, is in custody after being charged with child abuse and neglect, as well as violating a protection and domestic assault order, say cops.
William McCloud, 33, allegedly assaulted a woman “while on meth”, according to a Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office report.
Officials from the force told WJHL that he was booked into the Sullivan County Detention Center, Blountville in Tennessee.
He was arrested after sheriffs spoke to a woman, 37, who claimed she was his ex-girlfriend.
She also said she was the mom of McCloud’s eight-year-old child in Bristol, Tennessee.
Timeline of events in the Evelyn Boswell case
Timeline of events in the Evelyn Boswell case
- December 10-11: Sheriff Cassidy said he believes Evelyn was last seen during this time by a babysitter
- December 26: The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) originally said Evelyn was reportedly last seen on this day
- February 18: Evelyn is officially reported missing
- February 19: The TBI issued an Amber Alert for Evelyn’s case
- February 21: The TBI announced they are looking for a gray 2007 BMW with Tennessee tag 3M9 6W9
- February 22: A petition for “Evelyn’s Law” was launched asking for it to be made illegal for parents to wait longer than 24-72 hours to report a missing child
- February 23: The TBI has released a new photograph of Evelyn and said agents and detectives were working around the clock to find her
- February 24: Police release a new video of Evelyn and new information
- February 25: It was reported that Megan said she was pregnant and that she couldn’t take a polygraph test
- February 25: Megan Boswell was arrested after giving conflicting information to detectives about her daughter’s whereabouts
- February 26: Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office held a press conference saying Megan is being held in the Sullivan County jail on a $25,000 bond
- February 27: Police searching a North Carolina pond say they did not discover anything
- February 28: Investigators searched the mobile home where baby Evelyn lived with her family in Blountville
- March 2: Evelyn’s mom Megan Boswell made her second court appearance. A request to reduce her bond was denied
- March 4: Evelyn’s gran Angela and her boyfriend William McCloud appeared in court to face theft charges over the baby’s disappearance
- March 6: Evelyn’s body is found
The woman told deputies that McCloud had been at her home on Saturday night for dinner.
According to the sheriffs’ report, she alleged that McCloud began to assault her and that “she believed he was possibly under the influence of methamphetamine”.
The report adds that while McCloud was allegedly assaulting his ex, their child allegedly tried to stop the attack on his mom.
It’s alleged that McCloud hit the youngster in the face.
After being arrested at a nearby property, he was booked into jail, and given a bond of $50,000 for the domestic assault charge.
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No additional bond has been set for the child abuse and neglect charges, or the violation of an order of protection.
As of yet no one has been charged with the Evelyn’s murder and authorities have not said how she died.
She remains held in the Sullivan County Jail and is set to appear in court next on June 19.
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