The mother of a 15-month-old Tennessee girl who is currently the subject of an Amber Alert was arrested for allegedly filing a false police report.
Megan Boswell, the 18-year-old mother of missing girl Evelyn Boswell, is being held at the Sullivan County jail on a false report charge, said the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, according to a report from The Associated Press.
She has said the child’s grandmother, Angela Boswell, took the girl to Virginia. The grandmother and her boyfriend, William McCloud, were arrested last week in North Carolina on warrants unrelated to the girl’s disappearance.
Angela Boswell told news outlets that she wanted to return to Tennessee to resolve the situation.
“I’d like to get back there and get this situation with my granddaughter resolved,” Boswell told Wilkes County District Court Judge David Byrd, reported USA Today.
McCloud said that he wasn’t aware that the vehicle he was driving was stolen, which led to their arrests. “I had no idea anything had went wrong with the car,” he said. “Apparently her daughter hadn’t paid for the car. Neither of us was aware of anything about that.”
The young girl is still missing and her whereabouts are currently not known.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said it is trying to determine why the child’s disappearance was not reported to authorities sooner. The agency also said Dec. 26, 2019 is listed as the day Evelyn was last seen, but her mother and others have given conflicting dates.
The young girl has blonde hair and blue eyes, authorities said. She was last seen wearing a pink bow, a pink tracksuit, and pink shoes.
“If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Evelyn, please contact the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office at 423-279-7330 or the TBI at 1-800-TBIFIND,” a news release from the agency reads.
Meanwhile, the sheriff’s office in Sullivan County, Tennessee, wrote that it has “become aware that there are Facebook groups that are organizing search parties in relation to the Evelyn Boswell case.”
“At this time, we are not asking for volunteers to help organize search parties. In the event that we reach a point that we need volunteers for search parties, we will make that known,” the office wrote in a statement on Monday.